Mayor Michael Victorino released the following statement today expressing sympathy following the recent passing of Kalepa Chad Baybayan.
“Joycelyn and I wish to express our deepest sympathy following the recent passing of Kalepa Baybayan. His untimely death is a tremendous loss to his family, his extended Polynesian Voyaging Society ohana, the people of Maui, the place of his birth, and to everyone in Hawaii and beyond. As a Pwo Navigator and Captain of the Hokulea, his legacy will live on through his life’s work to share Hawaii’s message of care for the land, the ocean and the entire web of life. His spirit lives on to inspire generations to come.”