Frenchman Aims To Travel 2,800 Miles In Barrel Capsule


Thursday, December 27th 2018, 9:56 am
By: News 9


A Frenchman has departed on a journey across the Atlantic in a specially designed barrel capsule, which will use ocean currents alone to propel him across the sea.

Jean-Jacques Savin set off from El Hierro in Spain's Canary Islands on Wednesday and is aiming to complete his 2,800-mile journey to the Caribbean in about three months.

The 71-year-old will drop markers from his 10-foot long, 7-foot wide resin-coated plywood capsule along the trip, to assist oceanographers in their study of currents in the Atlantic Ocean.

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