During the two-year round-the-world adventure the Lord Nelson and her crew will face many new challenges - including the threat of piracy.
Richard Jones spoke to John West, Chief Officer; Ian Millen, Dryad Maritime Intelligence Services; Paddy Donaghy, David Horton and Ryan Shore, crew members; and Kyle Baker, ex-crew member.
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