Chilean authorities end attempt to recreate Kon-Tiki voyage

  • Chilean authorities have rescued 14 people from two rafts. With this they have brought to an end an attempt to imitate the 1947 Kon-Tiki voyage. As per media reports, the "Kon-Tiki2" was initiated in November 2015 in Peru. In around 43 days, the rafts reached Easter Island in Chile. However, as the return voyage was proving difficult due to atypical winds, the organizers of the expedition decided to bring it to an end.