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French Navy NH90 rescues 19 from stranded cargo ship

19th December 2011 - 10:26 GMT | by Tony Osborne in London


Just days after entering operational service, a French Navy NH90 has rescued 19 crew off a beached cargo ship.

The 109-metre long TK Bremen carrying ballast ran aground two kilometres near the mouth of the Ria d'Etel, south-east of the port of Lorient where the ship was docked earlier in the day.

The vessel had been due to set sail for the UK but went in search of sheltered waters to wait out bad weather.

The French Navy said the ship had difficulty in holding anchor and began to drift, forcing the crew to request assistance.

The helicopter was scrambled

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Tony Osborne


Tony Osborne

Tony was deputy editor of Defence Helicopter and Rotorhub magazines before joining Aviation Week in …

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