Ex-French paratrooper, 72, completes Atlantic crossing in a barrel

Jean-Jacques Savi, who turned 72 during his single-handed crossing of the Atlantic Ocean in a 3-metre-long specially built barrel, has arrived in the French Carribean Island of Martinique, after drifting on currents for 135 days at sea and across more than 4,500 kilometres from his departure point in the Canary Islands off the coast of West Africa.

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A 72-year-old French adventurer is on the Caribbean island of Martinique after successfully crossing the Atlantic Ocean in a barrel-shaped orange capsule, reports BBC News.