Rescue ships have saved a chemical tanker adrift France’s Atlantic coast after it collided with a freighter, forcing its crew to abandon ship.
The Maltese-flagged Uranus vessel was carrying six thousands metric tonnes of solvents although there are no reports of its cargo leaking out.The ship’s 13-member crew, believed to be from Turkey, took to life rafts at dawn before being winched to safety by rescue helicopter.
The Uranus collided with a carrier one hundred kilometres southwest of the island of Ouessant
en route from Porto Marghera in Italy to Amsterdam in the Netherlands.
It is being towed to Brittany port of Brest where the damage will be assessed.