Keyword: barrel

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.

Frenchman, 71, sets out across Atlantic Ocean in a barrel

Navigator Jean-Jacques Savin, who will turn 72 in January – and, he hopes, at sea – has set off west into the North Atlantic from the Canary Islands in a metal barrel which he expects will be carried by ocean currents alone to somewhere in the Caribbean by the end of March.