Crew Profile: Tua Pittman

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HOMETOWN: Rarotonga, Cook Islands
PRIMARY DUTY: Pwo Master Navigator
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WORLDWIDE VOYAGE LEGS SAILED: Leg 3: Tahiti to Sāmoa
Tua is one of two Pwo Master Navigators from the Cook Islands, where he serves as Captain and Navigator on the vaka (voyaging canoe) Marumaru Atua. Tua was inducted in Pwo, the degree of the Weriyeng School of Navigation of Micronesia in 2008. He serves on the board of the Pacific Voyagers Foundation, with which he has sailed extensively around the Pacific sharing his traditional voyaging experiences.

Tua is also a sub Chief in the district of Takitumu of Rarotonga, holding the title of Teaia Mataiapo

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