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​Huge waves split cargo ship in half

Feb. 6, 2014 at 10:41 by Svitlana Slavina in Accidents

The Spanish cargo vessel LUNO was broken in two while entering the port of Bayonne, France, Bay of Biscay yesterday on February 05.

Due to the stormy weather, the bulk carrier was pushed by heavy waves and hit a dike off the southwestern coast of France, whereupon it was split in half. The stern of the vessel was thrown onto the sea wall and the aft washed on the beach.

There were 11 crew members onboard of the vessel and they were rescued immediately by two helicopters.

As reported, the Luno had 120-160 cubic metres of fuel in its tanks at the time of accident and there was a leaking of some of fuel into the water. The port of Bayonne was closed for the time of cleaning operation.

The video of the accident you can watch here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsN_lZSdB0Q

​Huge waves split cargo ship in half

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