YM Uranus – A good planetary alignment for Brittany

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A high risk rescue

Chemical tanker YM Uranus, carrying 6,000 tons of pygas said to have been involved in a collision with bulk freighter Hanjin Richzad. Both vessels were heading north, the former to Amsterdam and the latter to Rotterdam. Eventhough YM Uranus indicated a significant water leak on port side, no pollution is reported so far… Crewmembers were evacuated by a French army helicopter early this morning. They are all safe and sound.

OCEAN71 Magazine photographer, Philippe Henry, flew in a helicopter to see if the ship’s rescue was happening in good conditions. These are exclusive images.

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    The seahorse’s secret

    Ecology, Economy1 chapter

    Oysters, the Arguin sandbank, the tides, many tourists visit the Arcachon bay ignoring that this unique biological maritime space hosts one of the most mysterious creatures of the sea : the seahorse. Almost extinct a decade ago, the bay is pride to have today the highest concentration of seahorses in France.






  • Fear over Arcachon Bay

    Ecology, Economy4 chapters

    Every summer, the oysters’ consumption in Arcachon bay is threatened by the presence of a micro-seaweed, revealed by biological and chemical tests. The oyster farmers accuse theses analysis of not being entirely accurate. The real reason would be a much more dangerous pollution situation, mostly linked to human activities.






  • Wally, the new stars of the seas

    Sailing2 chapters

    There are only about thirty of them across the world. Yet, these luxury yachts are considered as the finest expression of pleasure boating. They are sturdy, fast and elegant.