Sunday, January 4, 2009

Bernard Stamm Yacht Onboard Marion Dufresne

Crédit TAAF -
12/31/08 - Bernard Stamm arrived on Reunion Island yesterday morning (local time) aboard the Marion Dufresne supply vessel. They were able to unload Cheminées Poujoulat and place her in a secure zone, where a thorough inspection will be carried out.
“We are in the NNW of the island, in a port situated between Saint Denis and Saint Paul and referred to as the Old Harbour in Reunion. We are housed with a local family. Yesterday, after getting off the Marion Dufresne, we thanked the crew and then went for dinner and off to bed. I removed the keel during my stay aboard the Marion and today we’re going to clear away everything we can on Cheminées Poujoulat so that Jacques Le Berre (an expert in composites) can get to work to assess the damage. What happens after that will depend on the results of this analysis. Things are a little better on a personal level, even though it’s high time I saw my family again. In the meantime I wish you all festive tidings and above all a very happy new year.”