Official presentation in Monaco of the Motor-Vessel Yersin,  

“a ship designed to travel, explore and educate” 


Saturday 20th June 2015 – At a ceremony in the Principality of Monaco, attended by HSH Prince Albert II, the M/V Yersin, an exceptional 77m exploration ship, that is both a private boat and multi-purpose vessel for sailing on all oceans and in all weathers, was blessed by His Grace René Giuliano, Vicar General of Monaco. 

“The vessel is called Yersin in honour of Doctor Alexandre Yersin (1863-1943), who worked for the Messageries maritimes merchant shipping company. Humanity owes this man a great deal for his research, notably his discovery of the bacillus behind the bubonic plague on 20th June 1894. I also chose one of his quotes - “You are not truly alive unless you keep moving” - to be the vessel’s motto,” commented an emotional François Fiat on the realisation of his dream, and who chose for this symbolic date the first anniversary day of the Yacht Club de Monaco’s new building.


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