Safety help from Portsmouth firm

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A TINY boat will be battling tropical storms and 50ft waves with the help of a Portsmouth firm.

McMurdo is backing Team Atlantic Splash for its gruelling 3,000 mile Talisker Whisky Atlantic Rowing Challenge, which begins tomorrow.

The team will be rowing from the Canary Islands to Antigua, and on board will be top-of-the-range distress signals from McMurdo to help should the team get in trouble.

Bastien Leclair, of Team Atlantic Splash, said: ‘Out on the Atlantic, we will literally be a tiny dot in the big blue sea, and we simply can’t take any chances with our safety equipment.’