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A French plan for oceanic domination is shaping up nicely with the news that construction is poised to begin on the SeaOrbiter vessel as early as Spring 2014.

Artist's impression of the SeaOrbiter

SeaOrbiter: Oceanic domination ahoy

Described as "the only vessel in the world allowing a 24h/24 exploration on long-term missions of the open sea and the abyss", the SeaOrbiter is the brainchild of architect Jacques Rougerie.

Soaring 27 metres above the waterline, and with a maximum draft of 31 metres, the vessel features whale-hugging energy-generating tech, space for around 20 marine biologists and crew, plus a "VIP cabin" - temptingly below the waterline for visiting dignitaries to act out scenes from Dr No against an aquatic backdrop.

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