Yard threatens to sell Calypso

Mar 31, 2015 by Guest Writer

After a long legal battle, a French court has given the widow of marine explorer Jacques Cousteau a deadline to collect his abandoned boat or it will be auctioned off, according to The Guardian newspaper.

The 43m M/V Calypso was made famous as the ship that took Cousteau on adventures on and beneath the ocean.

Now, nearly 20 years after it sank following a collision with a barge in Singapore a year before Cousteau’s death, a French judge has ordered Francine Cousteau to remove the Calypso from its dry dock at the Piriou shipyard in Finistere and settle a 273,000 euro bill for renovations or it will be auctioned to pay the bill. The deadline for her action passed as The Triton was going to press.

 

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