In Kent, KRAN watches over young migrants crossing the Channel

KRAN spokesperson Bridget Chapman gives an English lesson to teenagers from Syria, Eritrea and Iran on December 15, 2020, in Folkestone. ANDREW TESTA/PANOS PICTURES/REA The small port of Folkestone was swept away by icy squalls on Monday 6 December. The fishing boats have remained quietly at the quayside, the shop of the only fishmonger in … Read more

The Dantesque crossing of three French swimmers highlights the pollution of Lake Titicaca

Paralympic swimmer Théo Curin swims across Lake Titicaca, near the final line, towards the Uros floating islands (Peru), on November 20, 2021. CARLOS MAMANI / AFP “Several times, I thought we were going to spend it”, says Théo Curin, happy and relieved to have reached dry land. At 21, the young quadriampute swimmer and vice-champion … Read more

Transat Jacques Vabre: the fantastic crossing of the Atlantic

Nine months after the high-tension outcome of the single-handed round the world race, 158 skippers will be in the start of the double-handed Transat Jacques Vabre (TJV) race, i.e. 79 boats spread over four classes: the Ultim (32 m ) and the Ocean Fifty (15 m) in multihulls and the Imoca (the 18 m boats … Read more

Between Marseille and Algiers, a sea crossing eagerly awaited

A ferry from Algeria Ferries in the port of Marseille. ANTHONY MICALLEF/HAYTHAM-REA Suspended by the pandemic Closed since March 19, 2020, the maritime link between Marseille and Algiers will resume service. On October 12, the Algerian transport ministry announced in a press release that the Algerian public company ENTMV-Algérie Ferries would once again transport travelers. … Read more