The ship Lord Nelson
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Disabled crew set for global sea voyage

20 October 2012 Last updated at 15:55 BST

A tall ship is due to set sail to become the first vessel of its kind to travel around the world with a crew of disabled sailors.

Lord Nelson owned by The Jubilee Sailing Trust has been making final preparations to leave Southampton on Sunday for its 23-month, 50,000-mile (80,467km) journey.

The 180ft (55m) ship is the first tall ship to have been built to enable physically-disabled and able-bodied people to sail side-by-side.

It will visit more than 30 countries on all seven continents and cross the equator four times during the trip.

Rosin Gausin reports.