The 101 meter long cargo ship Luno went ashore in the Bay of Biscay and broke-up along the breakwater at Anglet, France. The Luno was en route in ballast to a nearby port when it suffered engine failure. The cargo ship was driven ashore by heavy seas when it smashed into the breakwater. Two helicopters responded to the scene lifting 12 crewmen to safety. No reports of injuries. The seas continued to pound the Luno until it eventually broke-in-two. The bow pushed up on the beach while the stern section later capsized and sank. Some 120 cubic meters of fuel oil was on board the Luno. Reports state some fuel was release, but the amount of pollution was minimal.
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