Cargo Ship Beached in France – M/V Artemis

Beached Ship Artemis
Like the Zhen Hua near Rotterdam, the Den Den in India and the Pasha Bulker in Newcastle Australia the Cargo Ship (actually it’s a container ship) Artemis is helping to boost the economy of the French coastal town Les Sables d’Olonne. Motor Boats Monthly tells us:

The storm that battered much of Wales, the southern coast of England, and northern France yesterday left a new attraction on the beach of the French town of Les Sables d’Olonne early on Monday morning – a cargo ship.

The Dutch cargo ship Artemis was approaching the town’s port when a strong swell and high winds drove it onto the beach. No one was hurt in the grounding, and no pollution was caused.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGZf0_-zKcA

More photos can be found HERE and HERE. Via Maritime Monday 102.