NEW YORK (June 27, 2015)- An American rower who set out to cross the Atlantic Ocean in honor of his brother reached the Caribbean island of Saint Martin. A spokeswoman for 48-year-old Victor Mooney said early Saturday the specially built oceangoing rowboat was towed about 20 miles to shore Friday while Mooney was aboard a search and rescue vessel. He has lost 80 pounds as he continues a 3,000-mile journey from the African coast to the British Virgin Islands, and then another 1,800-plus miles to New York.
Mooney's physical recovery was sponsored by the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, Casino & Spa. Spirit of Malabo recovery was sponsored by Island Water World and Custom Fit Marine. Mooney kept a live blog while he traverse the Atlantic Ocean (click here).
Mooney was taken to a hospital for observation when he arrived, spokeswoman Lisa Samuels said in an email. She said that Mooney survived a shark attack that punctured his boat and will continue to the British Virgin Islands after getting "some needed rest."
Tracking reports were also sent to the following:
Ambassador Anatolio Ndong Mba
Rev. Herbert Daughtry
Matar Diop Kane
Dr. Alexander Lupenko
Jennifer Clark's Gulfstream
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