Crew raising water awareness

The raft An-Tiki has set sail from St Maarten in a bid to complete its Atlantic circuit.

The crew of four departed the Caribbean island on Good Friday bound for Eleuthera, Bahamas, as part of the voyage which began with a Transatlantic crossing last year.

The crew are lead by the 86-year-old former Tomorrow’s World presenter Anthony Smith.

They were originally aiming for Eleuthera last year, but the raft, made from water-supply pipes, was blown off course.

They are raising awareness about a global lack of clean drinking water and funds for WaterAid, on behalf of whom more than £7,000 has so far been raised.

To learn more about the voyage and see updates on its progress visit

Pipework raft sets off across Atlantic.

Plastiki – the expedition to expose Pacific pollution.