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Warship aids solo rower.

A ROYAL Navy warship has sailed to the aid of a British oarsman, bidding to become the youngest person to row solo across the Atlantic.

Oliver Hicks, 23, from Suffolk, still has nearly 1,500 miles of his 3,300-mile voyage from New Jersey to go.

When he set off on his Virgin North Atlantic voyage 78 days ago, he hoped to reach Falmouth, Cornwall, in a time better than the current 62 day record - but he hit unfavourable conditions.

With supplies a growing concern, he spotted a vessel which turned out to be HMS Cumberland which gave him food
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Publication:Sunday Mercury (Birmingham, England)
Date:Aug 14, 2005
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