If you grew up fascinated by the wonders of the ocean, chances are part of that fascination came from watching Jacques Cousteau travel the seas aboard his famed research ship Calypso.
In a recent article, The Guardian called Calypso “the ship that launched a thousand childhood dreams.”
Nowadays, Calypso sits in a drydock in a boatyard in France while a legal battle swirls between the shipyard’s owner and the late Cousteau’s widow.
A French court had given Francine Cousteau, the famed explorer’s second wife, a deadline of March 11 to get the ship out of the drydock and reimburse the shipyard for renovations, but according to The Guardian that deadline came and passed with nothing happening.
Check out the article here for the full story of all the legal wrangling.