Friday, October 30, 2009


AFP: Albanian steals French boat for epic voyage to Britain: "LYON, France — Forget about the Somalian pirates for a minute...A young Albanian has been jailed for stealing a boat in the inland French city of Lyon and embarking on a bid to sail it down the Rhone and through the Mediterranean and Atlantic to England.

The 20-year-old was arrested Sunday after police spotted him unsuccessfully trying to manoeuvre the 30-metre (100-foot) vessel -- a launch operated by the national waterways authority -- on the river in the heart of the city.

Had he made good his escape he would still have faced a 300 kilometre (180 mile) voyage to the open sea and another 3,000 kilometres through the Med to the Straits of Gibraltar and then north across the Bay of Biscay."

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