When his boat engine failed him in March 2002, Tahitian fisherman
Tava`e Raioaoa was cast adrift in the currents and winds of the Pacific
Ocean. He travelled over 1,200 kilometres in his small open vessel for
more than 100 days until landing on Aitutaki in the Cook Islands.
Tava`e Raioaoa told his story to French journalist Lionel Duroy.