Bloomberg Anywhere Remote Login Bloomberg Terminal Demo Request

Bloomberg

Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.

Company

Financial Products

Enterprise Products

Media

Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000

Communications

Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

Bloomberg Customers

http://www.businessweek.com/ap/2014-02-05/spanish-cargo-ship-slams-into-jetty-in-sw-france

AP News

Spanish cargo ship slams into jetty in SW France


ANGLET, France (AP) — A military helicopter evacuated the crew of a Spanish cargo ship that slammed into a jetty and split in two in choppy Atlantic Ocean waters off southwestern France on Wednesday.

The hold of the 100-meter-long ship, the Luno, was empty when the accident occurred along the coast of the town of Anglet, and a small amount of fuel was spilling into the water, officials said. The ship, which typically carries fertilizer, had been heading to a nearby port to load up with cargo when its engine broke down and the rough waves carried it into the jetty.

The cargo ship's stern half drifted onto the shore, while the bow remained stuck on the rocky jetty. Images on i-Tele cable news channel showed a man dangling from a rescue helicopter as the ship, pinned to the rocks, was ripped asunder by one massive wave.

Veronique Bordenave, a spokeswoman for the regional government, said the 12-man crew was evacuated, and rescue vehicles were on site to provide medical care. Anglet City Hall spox Liane Beobide said one of the crew members had sustained a broken nose, but there were no other injuries reported.

Frederic Cuvillier, France's junior minister for transportation, seas and fishing, was heading to the site, his office said.

Southwestern Europe, including France's western coast, has been battered by high winds and waves in recent days.

___

Jamey Keaten contributed from Paris.


LIMITED-TIME OFFER SUBSCRIBE NOW
 
blog comments powered by Disqus