Now, at last - a proud 17 months and eleven days after its world record journey from the USA to Cuba - a US freight forwarder working for the government in Washington has now succeeded in transporting the Apache Star initially from the Hemingway Marina to the cargo port in Mariel. As Klüh pointed out, this was only possible after a five-month lead time and with many special permits in the luggage; for example, wooden trestles suitable for transport had to be made.
The boat Apache Star of entrepreneur's son and globetrotter Roger Klüh sets course for Düsseldorf. As is well known, it had broken down during the trip from Miami to Cuba. Now, finally - a proud 17 months and eleven days after his world record trip from the USA to Cuba - a US freight forwarder working for the government in Washington has succeeded in transporting the Apache Star first from Marina Hemingway to the cargo port in Mariel. As Klüh emphasized, this was only possible after a five-month lead time and with many special permits in the luggage; for example, transportable wooden trestles had to be made.
The world record boat was then loaded yesterday and shipped on an open container to Port Everglades in the USA. This means that what the US government demanded of Roger Klüh has finally been fulfilled. The criminal file was also successfully closed last week: the Düsseldorf man was facing 20 years in prison. Now, however, it remains with a mere warning. The prison sentence and massive fines had threatened him because of a possible violation of the still existing embargo. An odyssey is coming to an end, and he seems very happy about it: "I want to have and keep the Apache Star in my home country.
Source: RP Online