Man Reaches Halfway in Trans-Atlantic Row Bid

NEW YORK (AP) -
Victor Mooney on the Spirit of Malabo in the Atlantic Ocean. (AP Photo/G.C. Media)
Victor Mooney on the Spirit of Malabo in the Atlantic Ocean. (AP Photo/G.C. Media)

An American rower hoping to cross the Atlantic Ocean in honor of his brother passed the halfway mark early Sunday.

Victor Mooney, 48, is on a specially built oceangoing rowboat attempting the 3,000-mile journey from the African coast to the British Virgin Islands. He set off Feb. 19 from Maspolamas, Gran Canaria. Mooney has tried the same feat three other times, without success. He hopes to resupply in the British Virgin Islands then row back to New York.

Successful crossings happen annually.