After years of preparation, engineer-turned-sailor Jacques Luc Autran set sail in 1987 on the Listaos, a rebuilt trawler, for the Indian Ocean and the isolated archipelagos that dot this area. Supported by the association Seamen without Borders, which he created, Jacques embarked on a series of journeys that would fulfil a long-held dream: to bring medical relief, technical assistance and food to communities cut off from civilization by the sea.
nautical miles Jacques has traveled on his missions, equivalent to sailing twice around the world
days of travel, by boat, for some Maldives citizens to see a doctor
tonnes of supplies transported in the 1990-1991 campaign
number of Seamen without Borders members in 1987