In 1934 a brilliant Zodiac engineer, Pierre Debroutelle, devised an inflatable kayak. Then, in 1937, the French Naval Air Service asked him to develop it into a prototype fitted with floats arranged in a U. As the forerunner of the modern Zodiac ...
Sixteen Zodiac inflatables were part of a massive relief effort to tens of thousands of cyclone victims in Bangladesh, according to a story on the AFP wire service. The relief effort has involved thousands of Bangladesh troops and aid workers.