Actor Robert Portal is struggling to survive as he drifts in his boat in the Atlantic Ocean, and he fears "getting swept off" the vessel every time he ventures out on deck.
Portal, who appeared in The King's Speech and is dating Kristin Scott Thomas' sister Sam, signed up to row 3,000 miles (4,828 kilometres) from the Canary Islands to Barbados with his friend James Cash.
They set off on their charity mission last month (Dec11), but their vessel was hit by huge waves over the Christmas (11) holidays and the pair's oars broke - leaving them drifting across the ocean.
Portal and his pal are awaiting the delivery of new oars so they can reach their destination, but the fierce weather conditions are making the experience difficult.
He tells London's Evening Standard, "It's quite uncomfortable. We will have been here a week by the time the oars get here. It's really hot in the cabin. If we want to go on deck we risk getting swept off because the waves are so big. It's really frustrating because we want to get it done."