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    Re: Merchant ship aground
    From: Peter Fogg
    Date: 2008 Mar 12, 14:00 +1100
    Andrés wrote:
     
    " The merchant Maro of 96 m LOA, Antigua and Barbuda flag, ran aground on
    Thursday evening in the vicinity of Cape Higuer, 43º23.89'N 001º 47.50'W,
    Cantabric Sea. Six of the crew were evacuated by helicopter.
    A video is at:
    http://www.diariovasco.com/20080309/al-dia-local/toneladas-gasoil-maro-trasvasaran-20080309.html "
     
     
    Its not the only one; the 88-metre Artemis has washed up on the French coast at Sables d'Olonne during the current wild weather affecting western Europe:
    http://info.france2.fr/france/40658781-fr.php
     
    This brief article (with photo) says that an attempt to drag her off using a tug, through a channel dug into the sand to deeper water, failed after the cable snapped, and that they intend to try again on Wednesday.  Weather permitting, I guess ..
     

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