After spending nearly a day being buffeted by 10 metre waves and gale force winds, British adventurer Sarah Outen has been rescued from her rowing boat in the North Pacific.
As the local Japanese coastguard approached, she expressed her relief on Twitter.
For the time being, it has stopped her 2-and-a-half year journey to single-handedly go around the world.
Sarah's 'London2London Via The World' expedition began in April last year and was due to last two-and-a-half years. Writing in her blog today her team said:
The London2London team stayed in touch with Sarah throughout her voyage which ground to a halt half way round the world.
Messages of support have been posted on Sarah's website: