Video: Last Ditch Rescue Effort Stops Listing Cargo Ship From Running Aground
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"A final effort to tow the listing cargo ship Modern Express away from the French coast has been successful. The stricken ship had been drifting towards South-West France for over a week, and if the Modern Express had run aground she could have polluted miles of coastline and caused serious damage to marine life." (from Simon Hardie writing in BOAT INTERNATIONAL)
Read the entire story and watch the related video at :BOAT INTERNATIONAL The salvage / rescue effort is not over yet.
Update (Feb. 2, 2016): The tug Centaurus was towing the Modern Express as the tow entered Spanish waters overnight as the convoy approached the port of Bilbao at a speed of 3 knots. The convoy was located 29 nautical miles northeast of Bilbao as of 09:00. Weather in the area was wind of 12-19 km / h) and a swell of 2 to 2.5 meters. Arrival of the convoy in Bilbao was expected as early as Tuesday night. We have no confirmation of arrival as of 1400 US CST 2/3/2016.
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