Three Scandinavians do a marathon swim across from Karimunjawa island to Jepara in Indonesia in the name of preserving the environment

In an activity as part of an environmental hygiene campaign, with a focus on preserving the marine environment, three Scandinavian swimmers – two Swedes and a Danish citizen – took on the challenge of swimming for 5 kilometres in turn, covering an estimated 80 kilometres in 50 hours.

The three swimmers started their journey on Friday 6th May 2022 at 2pm local time/WIB. It is estimated that they arrived at the beach in Tegalsambi Village, Tahunan District, Jepara on Sunday 8th May at 10am.

In a news report, the co-ordinator of the event, Farah Elfirajun, said: “There was no competition, this is special for us because we are lovers of a clean environment. We are holding this event to educate the people of Jepara and also increase tourism in Central Java and in Jepara.

Source: https://www.detik.com/jateng/berita/d-6067970/3-wna-sukses-berenang-seberangi-karimunjawa-jepara-kampanye-peduli-pantai

 

An escort ship also accompanies the swimmers for the duration of the event.

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