Spanish cargo ship splits in two

A sailor is lifted off by a military helicopter after a Spanish cargo ship that slammed into a jetty in choppy Atlantic Ocean waters off Anglet, southwestern France, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. The hold of the ship, the Luno, was empty when the accident occurred along the coast of the town of Anglet, and a small amount of fuel was spilling into the water, officials said. The ship had been heading to a nearby port to load up with cargo when its engine conked out and the rough waves carried it into the jetty. (AP Photo/Bob Edme)

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A military helicopter evacuated the crew of a Spanish cargo ship that slammed into a jetty and split in two in choppy Atlantic Ocean waters off southwestern France on Wednesday.

The hold of the 100-meter-long ship, the Luno, was empty when the accident occurred along the coast of the town of Anglet, and a small amount of fuel was spilling into the water, officials said. The ship, which typically carries fertilizer, had been heading to a nearby port to load up with cargo when its engine broke down and the rough waves carried it into the jetty. (AP)

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