The 109 meter long, 6605 dwt freighter TK Bremen went ashore in the Bay of Biscay along the Quiberon peninsula near Etel River, France. The TK Bremen was sailing from Lorient in ballast when caught in a severe storm with wind gusts upto 83 mph and waves reaching 7 meters in height. The master decided to drop anchor behind the shelter of Groix island, but the vessel’s anchors dragged and the vessel went ashore. The crew of 19 were airlifted off the vessel. No reports of injuires. The TK Bremen’s bunker tank was punctured during the grounding and an oil slick has formed around the vessel. Reports state some 220 tons of fuel was released into the water. Authorities have begun clean up operations while steps to keep further fuel being released from the vessel.