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Mariner Kenichi Horie, who has voyaged across the Pacific seven times, welcomed the return of the yacht he recently sailed to San Francisco with open arms Wednesday at the port of Kobe.

Horie, 63, completed the two-month trans-Pacific voyage on his MALT’s Mermaid 3 from Hyogo Prefecture to San Francisco on July 17. He then returned to Japan and waited while the boat was transported back in a container ship.

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