Explorer’s Rowboat Rescued After Storm

Setback in Sarah Outen's circumnavigation

Nick Davidson

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British adventurer Sarah Outen awaits aid from the Japanese Coast Guard after a tropical storm damaged her boat Wednesday during her attempt to row solo across the Pacific Ocean. Outen was several hundred miles from the Japanese coast when she hit a storm her team had been tracking. Her boat, Gulliver, rolled several times and sustained unknown damage while Outen hunkered in the cabin amid high seas and 55-knot winds. A Coast Guard aircraft responded to her emergency beacon and sent a ship that will reach her tomorrow. She intends to seek repairs to the damaged vessel on shore. The incident is a setback in Outen’s London2London human-powered circumnavigation of the earth.

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