NEW YORK (AP) — A tenacious New Yorker who has been trying for years to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean plans to embark on his fourth attempt at the epic journey sometime this week.

Victor Mooney, of Brooklyn, left Wednesday for a 3,000-mile row to the British Virgin Islands.

After landing sometime in April or May, he plans to resupply and row another 1,800-plus miles back to New York.

Along the way, he'll live on freeze-dried rations.

Mooney's first three tries ended badly. One boat sank almost immediately after launching in 2006. Equipment problems scuttled a 2009 trip after two weeks.

In 2011, another boat sank. He spent two weeks in a life raft before being rescued.

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