February 3, 2012
At the Sabaody Archipelago, Caribou has his men bury the Fake Straw Hats and departs to find the real Straw Hats. Rayleigh learns that Luffy's Straw Hat actually belonged to Roger when he was a member of his crew. Meanwhile, the Straw Hats explore the vast regions of the deep ocean. Nami reveals that if too many holes are created, the coating will burst and destroy the ship. Franky reveals that Hatchan was taken to Fishman Island, as he was seriously injured when the Marines tried to claim the Thousand Sunny. It is also revealed that Kuma informed Rayleigh that he sent them away to help the Straw Hats, as he is a revolutionary. Kuma was eventually reprogrammed to protect the Thousand Sunny until the Straw Hats' arrival at Sabaody. The Straw Hats soon realize that they are being followed by Caribou. Using Mohmoo as a steed, Caribou and his men prepare to launch a preemptive strike.