Deaf woman, 60, rows Atlantic Ocean in world first – BBC News

Mo O’Brien (right) says her deafness made many elements of her 3,000-mile Atlantic row more challenging

A 60-year-old pharmacy worker has become the first deaf person on record to row an ocean by finishing a 3,000-mile journey across the Atlantic.

Mo O’Brien and her fellow crew members, including her daughter, landed on the Caribbean island of Antigua 49 days after setting out from the Canary Island of La Gomera in December.

Their arrival late on Thursday local time makes them the fastest female trio to complete the challenge.

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