AGAINST the odds, the Ocean Brothers have arrived in Barbados after completing their crossing of the Atlantic.

The Seaview half-brothers Greg Bailey, 28, and Jude Massey, 19, completed their 3,000 mile unsupported Atlantic Ocean row for the British Skin Foundation, setting a Guinness World Record in the process.

Jude is now the youngest person to have rowed any ocean in a team of two, a feat which has been verified by Guinness.

They are also believed to be the first people to complete the crossing on a vegan diet.

They set off on January 18 from Gran Canaria with the aim of raising £100,000 for skin cancer research in memory of their father, Peter Massey, who died from skin cancer in 2015.

They arrived in Port St. Charles, Barbados, after 53 days at sea on Sunday (11) at 5.15pm local time.

Family and friends including their mother, Alexandra Massey, and Greg’s girlfriend, Francesca Marzullo, were waiting and cheering as they arrived.

So far they have raised £82,000 and counting.

Greg said: "I just feel totally overwhelmed to be here in Barbados and even more so to have received such a wonderful reception from all our family and friends.

"I’m so happy that we managed to complete the challenge for the British Skin Foundation in memory of Peter and raise awareness of skin cancer at the same time."

Jude added: "After 53 days at sea I feel really wobbly and I just can’t believe we’ve made it this far — it’s incredible. It also feels amazing to have a Guinness World Record and to have raised £82,000 for skin cancer research."

Their mum Alexandra said: "When I said goodbye to them at the airport in Gran Canaria, I walked away thinking 'will I ever see them again?' and to have them back safe is a dream come true.

"I am incredibly proud of them and their determination to continue through the worst conditions. The best Mother's Day present a mum could have."

Francesca added: "It's so surreal to have them here and be able to touch them and have a conversation for more than five minutes. They look so different. They look so raw and authentic, such beautiful souls."