Monique, a Rhode Island Red hen who joined solo sailor Guirec Soudée on multiple sailing adventures, even including 130 days icebound in Greenland, has died at the age of 9. (thus earning the Sailor Hen of the Week title – ed)

Without doubt the most well-traveled chicken in the world, Monique accompanied Soudée on a five-year world tour, clocking up (clucking up? sorry… Ed) the kind of sea miles many a professional sailor would be proud of.

Read on, thanks to Yachting World.