Frenchman attempts to cross the Atlantic in a barrel

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Frenchman Jean-Jacques Savin, 71, is travelling across the Atlantic Ocean in a large, orange barrel.

The barrel is 3 meters in length and 2.10 meters in width, according to Savin's website.

The interior of the barrel consists of a six-square-meter living space, which includes a tiny kitchen and a sleeping bunk along with a pothole for Savin to enjoy the view.

Savin explains on his website that he brought along satellite technology and equipment to gather data about the ocean. He also took an amphora of white wine and a block of foie gras.

Savin set sail from El Hierro in the Canary Islands and is attempting to reach the Caribbean using only ocean currents and winds to propel his barrel, the New York Times reports.

Savin is sharing his progress on social media by sharing pictures and tracking GPS coordinates. He plans to celebrate New Years' and his 72nd birthday at sea.

Savin raised money for the journey through crowdfunding and receiving partial funding from two barrel makers.

On his website, atlantique-tonneau.com, Savin states that he has already crossed the Atlantic four times using only a sailboat.

RUNDOWN SHOWS:
1. Jean-Jacques Savin, a dotted line across the Atlantic Ocean on a globe and the dimensions of the barrel are shown
2. The interior of the barrel
3. Items Savin brought along
4. Where Savin will set sail from along with the barrel in the ocean

VOICEOVER (in English):
"71-year-old Frenchman Jean-Jacques Savin is travelling across the Atlantic Ocean in a large, orange barrel. According to Savin's website, the barrel is 3 meters in length and 2.10 meters in width."
"The interior of the barrel consists of a six-square-meter living space which includes a tiny kitchen and a sleeping bunk along with a pothole for Savin to enjoy the view."
"Savin explained that he brought along satellite technology and equipment to gather data about the ocean. He also took an amphora of white wine and a block of foie gras."
"The New York Times reports Savin set sail from El Hierro in the Canary Islands and is attempting to reach the Caribbean using only ocean currents and winds to propel his barrel."
SOURCES: The New York Times, Jean-Jacques Savin's facebook, Jean-Jacques Savin's website, CNN,
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/27/world/europe/france-barrel-atlantic-jean-jacques-savin.html
https://www.facebook.com/BOUTESA/
http://www.atlantique-tonneau.com
https://edition.cnn.com/2018/12/27/europe/barrel-atlantic-crossing-scli-intl/index.html