Four Russian sailors have finally reached Phuket after an epic first-of-its-kind voyage around the world on an inflatable catamaran, battling storms, broken equipment and, on one occasion, a shark that mistook one of the air-filled hulls for a whale.
The team pose for a photo in Papua New Guinea on Dec 17, 2012. (Photo courtesy of ocean.energydiethd.com)
“Sorry we’re late. An hour late...” said one of the four as they stepped ashore after their five-year odyssey.