Cargo Ship Beached in France – M/V Artemis

John Konrad
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March 19, 2008

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.

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

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