By Mera McGrew
Roz Savage and Andrew Morris, two British ocean rowers, were planning to set off on a record-setting voyage across the Northern Atlantic this week. However, fragmented icebergs and unusual amounts of ice have forced the ocean-rowing duo to cancel their expedition.
Savage released a statement saying, “The chances of hitting ice — and the serious consequences of a punctured hull in freezing North Atlantic waters — meant that the risk to our safety was simply unacceptable.“ Morris commented, “we came here to do something inspiring, not something stupid.”
Savage, 44, and Morris, 47, had teamed up to become the first male-female team to cross the North Atlantic, test themselves physically and mentally, arrive in London for the beginning of the 2012 Olympic games, and also to raise awareness for environmental issues.…