A sailor from Kent, who's paralysed from the neck down, is beginning a unique challenge today. Hilary Lister will try to cross the Arabian sea along with a fellow sailor - albeit a relative rookie - from Oman.
David Johns has more, speaking to Hilary Lister and Nashwa Al Kindi.
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