– Adrian Bell, a member of Charlie Martell's support crew
He was tired on being picked up, obviously, from having spent 36 hours or so in that emergency state without power on board.
But he is uninjured and very grateful to be picked up and pleased to be alive.
Charlie Martell who was also attempting to row from Japan to the United States, but had to abandon his attempt because of a tropical storm, has just been rescued.
BREAKING NEWS (AND IT'S GOOD!!!) Charlie has just called Shore Support from the deck of 'Last Tycoon'. First words? 'I've been rescued.'
Charlie Martell @pacific2012 now out of danger. MV Last Tycoon is headed for Vancouver...huge thanks to Japan Coastguard for co-ordinating
The mother of Sarah Outen said she was "hugely relieved" to hear the coastguard had reached her daughter after what had been a "worrying few days". Helen Outen said she felt powerless and had to "grin and bear it". She spoke briefly to Sarah by phone today.
– London2London Team
Sarah is now safe aboard the recovery vessel sent by the Japanese Coastguard. Sarah is now making her way to back to Japan. Thank you for all your messages of support and a huge thanks to the Coastguards in Falmouth and Japan for such a swift response and for getting Sarah aboard the recovery vessel safe and sound in difficult sea conditions. We are awaiting final confirmation of details of Sarah’s arrival in Japan and will let you know more once we have further information.
Rower Charlie Martell, who was aiming to row unsupported for 4,500 miles from across the North Pacific to San Francisco in aid of charity, continues to wait for help in the Pacific Ocean. His boat (Blossom) was damaged in a tropical storm.
The latest blog on Sarah Outen's website says the British adventurer is aboard a recovery vessel sent by the Japanese coastguard and is on her way to Japan.
New Blog Post: 8th June – Sarah is safe on the recovery vessel: And breathe…. Sarah is now safe aboard the recov... http://t.co/LDa1lmqQ
Adventurer Sarah Outen has posted her last phonecast from her stricken boat as she waits to be rescued in the Pacific Ocean.
Sarah posted the phonecast on her website and stated she is currently waiting in the most "frightening" conditions she has ever been in.
Listen to the phonecast below:
Olympic rower Matthew Pinsent has taken to Twitter to show his support for stranded British adventurer Sarah Outen. Sarah, who embarked on the expedition London2London: Via the World in April 2011, is awaiting rescue in the Pacific Ocean following bad weather.
Adventurer Sarah Outen, who embarked on a two-and-a-half-year expedition London2London: Via the World in April 2011, is awaiting rescue in the Pacific Ocean after being hit by tropical storms.
6HRS TO ETA PICKUP.DRESSED IN SURVIVAL SUIT WITH GRABBAG,GULLIVER PROB HAS2 STAY.2 ROUGH2 TAKE HIM.
CARGO SHIP TEXAS HIGHWAY SAT CLOSEBY WATCHING US TILL CG ARRIVES. REASSURING.
VHF CRACKLING BUT THINK ETA NOW EARLIER.HOORAY4 JAPANESE ALWAYS BEING EARLY!