• Update on Brazil’s submarine programme
    Today we take you to a construction site that is both monumental and unique. We are off to Itaguaí, 70km south-west of Rio de Janeiro to report progress on the most comprehensive naval technology transfer programme to date. It is here that Brazil will launch its next-generation submarines from a brand spanking new submarine shipyard […]
  • Energy Observer named in Paris
    Energy Observer, the first energy self-sufficient boat powered solely by renewable energies and hydrogen was officially named in Paris on 6 July after sailing from Saint-Malo to the mouth of the Seine, then up the Seine to the French capital.The boat was built in Canada in 1983 as a maxi-catamaran (length: 30.5m, beam:12.8m). In 1994, […]
  • More tests for Polar Pod
    Work continues on the Polar Pod, a brainchild of intrepid French adventurer, scientist, medico and sailor Jean-Louis Etienne. Following concept testing in 2014, a new model of the Polar Pod spar-buoy laboratory recently underwent tank t... […]

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Evacuation médicale sur un chalutier boulonnais

Jeudi 9 mars, vers 17h00, le Centre régional opérationnel de surveillance et de sauvetage (CROSS) de Gris-Nez, a coordonné une opération de sauvetage à 25 milles marins (46 km) au sud-ouest de Boulogne-sur-Mer (62). Le navire de pêche "La frégate III", chalutier de 22 mètres de Boulogne-sur-Mer, a informé le CROSS qu'un de ses marins, âgé de 19 ans, avait été victime d'une chute de 6 mètres au fond d'une cale réfrigérée.