Greetings from the Ambassador
Dear members of the Kon Tiki 2 expedition.
Congratulations again on fulfilling your expedition. For me, it was an honor to greet you before you sailed off from Peru. At the embassy we very much welcomed the opportunity and at times challenge, to assist you. When the grand final of the expedition turned out more dramatic and less festive than what we all hoped for, it was a true relief to know that you were in the professional hands of the Chilean Navy. On May 24 I therefore met with Admiral Larrañaga, to personally express my most sincere gratitude for the Navy's professionality throughout the rescue operation. Now, we look forward to all of the research equipment being returned to Norway so that as much of the research data as possible may come to use and hopefully serve to contribute to our improved understanding of changes in marine life relate to climate change and ocean pollution.
All in all, I hope each and every one of you will look back on your participation in this scientifically innovative adventure with great pride.