CAPBRETON: L’incroyable saga du « Modern-Express »

Des videos spectaculaires du cargo  » Modern Express  » en perdition dans le Golfe de Gascogne  . Le roulier de 164 metres rempli de bois, – dont l’equipage ( 22 hommes ) a ete évacué au large de La Corogne – se rapproche dangereusement des cotes en s’inclinant. Une equipe de sauvetage a pu monter à bord afin de passer une remorque. Il y a 350 tonnes de carburant a bord. L’operation de sauvetage a ete pilotée depuis la Prefecture Maritime Atlantique basée à Brest.

La premiere tentative de remorquage a échoué en raison de la tres forte houle, mais la seconde a ete la bonne.

 

‘Modern Express’ zamaontzi panamarrak bost egun darama jitoan eta Iparraldeko kostalderako noranzkoan Bizkaiko Golko parean. Iparraldeko agintariek diotenez, “ziur asko iparraldeko kostaldeko babes-portu batera” eramango dute ontzia, gaur 2azken saiakera batean hura zutitzen lortzen badute.
“Operazioan hildakorik ez egotea da gure lehentasuna”, esan du Emmanuel de Oliveira Atlantikoko Itsas-Prefeturako arduradunak, “bihar atoian eramateko operazioa posiblea ez bada, astelehen eta astearte artean Landeetako kostalde parean hondoratuko da”.
Dena dela, agintariak ez dira “marea beltz baten” beldur, ontziak 3.600 tona egur, obra publikorako 10 bat makina eta 300 tona erregai daramatzalako. Agintarien aburuz, ‘Modern Express’ ontziaren kroskoak eta erregai-tangak ez dute kalterik, eta Prestige ontziak zeraman petrolioaren % 5a dauka ‘Modern Express’ek.

 

Dutch salvage experts on Friday began preparing a stricken Panamanian-registered cargo ship for towing three days after it broke down off the western coast of France, maritime authorities said. A helicopter carried four experts from Smit Salvage to the Modern Express, which was listing dangerously in rough seas, they said. The company wants to take advantage of a good “weather window” before forecast inclement weather sets in, an official said. The company wants to take advantage of a good “weather window” before forecast inclement weather sets in, an official said. Because the 164-metre-long (538-foot) vessel is listing at 40 to 50 degrees, towing it will be dangerous and difficult, but not impossible, experts said. The ship, which was carrying diggers and 3,600 tonnes of timber, was drifting eastwards at a speed of 1.3 knots (2.4 kilometres per hour or 1.5 miles per hour

 

Images hélico Marine Nationale  – 29 Janvier 2016 –

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