Jean-Marie France passed away

7 May 2013

Jean-Marie France, Calypso's chief engineer from 1966 passed away on Monday 6, May in Belle Îles (France).

Jean-Marie France was born on December 13, 1943 in Saint-Victor-de Malcap (Gard) in France. He entered the naval academy at the age of sixteen, he was sub-mariner on the Andromède, the Amazone and La Doris. He then entered the National School of French merchant marine officers, and finally became Calypso's chief engineer in 1966 for the rest of his working life.

The Cousteau Society joins all the people who knew him and all those who have followed the incredible adventures of Captain Cousteau in mourning.