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They will travel alone and without assistance and will have all the necessary resources.

To lessen marine litter and its detrimental effects, the Arabian Ocean Rowing Team of the UAE has partnered with the Clean Seas initiative of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

From La Gomera in the Canary Islands to Antigua, James Raley, Rai Tamagnini, and Toby Gregory will row 5,000 miles unassisted across the Atlantic Ocean. The team is anticipated to leave in December, and the trip is anticipated to last 45 to 60 days.

With a focus on single-use plastics, they will exploit the widespread coverage it will generate to promote environmental sustainability by reducing marine trash and conserving the oceans.

Oceans are absolutely essential to our planet since they are the largest biosphere on the globe and the habitat of up to 80% of all species. They provide 50% of the oxygen we use, 25% of the carbon dioxide emissions, and 90% of the excess heat produced by those emissions is all absorbed by them.

For their trip, the Arabian Ocean Rowing Team crew will be completely self-sufficient, using only desalinated seawater to hydrate, solar energy to run batteries and equipment, and freeze-dried food while confined to a rowing boat that is only eight meters long (26ft).

The crew will be pushed to the absolute brink of their physical and mental endurance as they endure waves up to 40 feet high, prolonged sleep deprivation, and 24-hour rowing shifts.

The Arabian Ocean Rowing Team is promoting ocean health and the need to strengthen humanity’s interaction with the ocean through projects like the Team’s #BePartOfIt campaign and visits to businesses and schools throughout the UAE.