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Prometheus Supports ‘Rowing the Indian Ocean’

Prometheus is pleased to be supporting ‘Rowing the Indian Ocean’, a 3600 mile unsupported ocean crossing from Perth, Western Australia to Mauritius, off the east coast of Africa. The team taking on this expedition consists of three members, Max Chaya, Stuart Kershaw and Livar Nysted.

The team will begin the expedition later this month and expect it to take anything from 70 days up to 110 days to complete. Only 11 crews have completed this crossing before and this team will be the first consisting of three crew members. Once the crew depart from Perth there will be no turning back due to winds and currents. The world record for an 8 man team is 58 days and 110 days is the longest crossing.

Whilst on the expedition the crew will row in 2 hour shifts, 24 hours a day. When not on row duty they will be trying to sleep and consume the 8000 calories required per day. The boat they have chosen for the expedition is 29ft in length.

Stuart and his company, In The Dark Productions, have chosen Kidney Research UK as their charity for the expedition. The charity is close to their heart because a close friend of Stuart has a younger brother with a rare disorder that means he faces the prospect of dialysis in the future. For further information on Stuart’s chosen charity and to donate please click here.

Prometheus is providing the team with 24-hour ‘Reach-back™’ via satellite during the entire expedition. This will enable them to receive real-time advice on dealing with even the most demanding of medical situations.

For further information on the expedition please click here.