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Sunday 18th June and Sunday 2nd July 2017 from 13h30 to 18h30, in Cherbourg alongside Quai de France, the ABEILLE LIBERTE, will open the gangway for a good cause (Weather or Operation permitting). The ship is chartered by the French Navy in favour of State Operations at Sea to carry out various missions of public service (Rescue, Salvage, Antipollution)

This tour is organised by BOURBON, the Towage Association, and by the ABEILLE LIBERTE'S Crew.

This tour has been organised and convened thanks to "State Operations at Sea", "BOURBON", the company "Les ABEILLES", the Group "HUMANIS", members of the Crew and numerous volunteers who are always present to welcome visitors.

The tour will cost €3 per person "free for children under 12". Visitors may participate in a tombola, tickets €1 each (the prizes are given by the Towage Association)


All the proceeds will be given to the associations

The Navy Social Welfare Association (ADOSM)

And to

The fund for Those Lost at Sea

During the day ABEILLE LIBERTE Posters will be sold at €12 in favour of both above mentioned associations. Mme Annie BLANCHET, ABEILLE LIBERTE'S sponsor, will be present to sign your poster should you wish.

These tours have been supported for many years by the following personalities: Jacques de Chateauvieux, Bourbon chairman and his wife, Caroline, Jacqueline Tabarly, Bénédicte Gheerbrant, Bruno de Chateauvieux and his wife, Sylvie, Patrick Poivre d'Arvor, Claire Chazal, Audrey Crespo-Mara, Journalist, presenter and facilitator of several programmes on LCI television, Jean-Loup Chrétien cosmonaut, Erik Orsenna Member of the French Academy, Hervé Hamon, writer / screenwriter / journalist and seafarers friend, Frédéric Chamard-Boudet seaman / explorer / Surf Captain, Thierry Ardisson, Francis Vallat, SOS Mediterranean President, Honorary President of the French Maritime Cluster, Frédéric Moncany de Saint-Aignan French Maritime Cluster Preident Alain Eveno "Breton musician" National Defense Silver Medal, Youth and Sports Bronze Medal, Annie Blanchet Abeille Liberté Sponsor, "Abeilles" and "BOURBON" office staff and seafarers, the Towage Association (oranisation and operation) and many more who wish to remain anonymous. We thank all our loyal partners and friends together with all the volunteers who have been with us for all these years With special thanks to port services and the Cherbourg Chamber of Commerce and Industry for their help and availability as well as the Cherbourg Tourist Office.


Towage Association President

06 84 62 44 52

Translation T.J. & M-L. Davies