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French explorer Jacques Cousteau's Calypso to sail again

Calypso - the iconic ship of the late French marine explorer Jacques Cousteau - will sail again in a few months, its owners have revealed.
In an online statement, the Cousteau Society said the ship would "be getting a whole new life".

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To mark the centennial of marine explorer Jacques Cousteau's birth, the society established in his name will re-launch his ship, the Calypso.
The vessel was badly damaged in 1996, when a barge accidentally rammed into it in the port of Singapore.
It is now being repaired and the Cousteau Society says it will become a "touring educational exhibition".

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RV Calypso is a former British Royal Navy Minesweeper converted into a research vessel for the oceanography  researcher Jacques-Yves Cousteau, equipped with a mobile laboratory for underwater field research. She was severely damaged in 1996, and is undergoing a complete refurbishment in 2009. The ship is named after the Greek mythological figure Calypso.
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