Queen Mary 2 goes to aid of lone rower

This blog has now been updated

Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 flagship is heading to help a lone rower in the mid-Atlantic.

Canadian Mylène Paquette, 34, is attempting a 100-day crossing from Halifax in Canada to Lorient in France in a seven-metre boat. But her satellite telephone was damaged by heavy seas.

The 151,000-tonne ship will lower supplies to Mylène’s small yacht including a replacement phone, a sea anchor to allow her to sleep at night while maintaining her position, plus fresh fruit, vegetables, toiletries ‘and anything else she needs’, Captain Kevin Oprey announced to passengers.

Mylène set off in July to attempt the 5,000km (2,700-mile) crossing.

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