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Samoa's first female ship-rider crosses divide

By Adel Fruean 14 August 2019, 8:35PM

Lorian Finau-Groves last week became Samoa's first ever woman to patrol the nation's seas as a "ship-rider" in a joint operation conducted with the U.S. Coast Guard. But her journey was unlikely in more ways than one. 

Ms. Finau-Groves, who has just returned from five days on patrol with the U.S. Coast Guard, suffers from a crippling fear of the ocean. 

By Adel Fruean 14 August 2019, 8:35PM

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