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83-year-old Japanese man alone crossed the Pacific Ocean on a yacht

05.06.2022 ТАСС 150 просмотров

Kenichi Hori walked 8,500 km on the six-meter yacht Suntory Mermaid III.


Japanese navigatorKenichi Hori became the oldest person in the world to make a non-stop journey across the Pacific Ocean alone. This was reported on Saturday by the Kyodo news agency.

According to him, an 83-year-old Japanese man walked 8,500 km on a six-meter yacht Suntory Mermaid III. At 2:23 am local time (20:23 Moscow time)Kenichi Hori reached the Kii Canal separating the Japanese prefectures of Wakayama and Tokushima in the west of the country. His journey started on March 27 in the American San Francisco (California).

ForKenichi Hori is not the first solo long-distance journey. According to the Associated Press, in 1962 Hori became the first person in the world to make a solo non-stop journey across the Pacific Ocean from Japan to San Francisco. In 1974, a Japanese man made a trip around the world, and in 1996 he decided to travel from the coast of Ecuador to the coast of Japan on an "ecological vessel" made of beer cans in order to prove to the world the importance of preserving natural resources. The last solo non-stop journey Kenichi Hori made a trip in 2008 on the Hawaii — Kii Strait route.

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