Scary Moment: Barge Crew Swims to Shore as Super Typhoon Lashes Coast [VIDEO]

Mike Schuler
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November 8, 2013

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Here is some nail-biting video showing the crew of a grounded barge abandoning ship and swimming to shore as Typhoon Haiyan (aka Yolanda) slammed the central Philippines with record breaking force. As you’ll see in the video there were actually two barges grounded along the shoreline and it would seem that everyone survived.

The video is a scary reminder of a 2012 incident in India where five crewmembers of the MT Pratibha Cauvery were killed trying to swim to shore after the tanker grounded along a beach near Chennai during Tropical Cyclone Nilam.

Super Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the eastern province of Samar at 5 a.m. local time on Friday, packing winds 146 miles per hour.

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