Cargo Ship Escapes Imminent Grounding Near Lisbon – PHOTOS

Mike Schuler
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January 6, 2014

Some quick thinking and a fair amount bit of luck kept the Russian general cargo ship Rusich 1 (translated) from running aground near Lisbon, Portugal Monday after dragging anchor in heavy seas generated by winter storm Hercules in the North Atlantic. Check out this series of photos showing the engines kick in just in the nick of time. Some additional video at the bottom.

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Photos courtesy Miguel Lacerda and thanks to António Costa for the tip.

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