Capsized Cargo Ship Tossed by Rough Seas off French Coast

January 29, 2016 7:44 PM

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A cargo ship listing nearly 90 degrees in the water was being tossed by rough seas Friday off the coast of France, forcing rescue workers to postpone efforts to tow it to shore.

The captain of the capsized Modern Express, sailing with a load of wood in the Bay of Biscay, 300 kilometers (180 miles) off the coast of France, sent out a distress call on Tuesday and its crew of 22 was evacuated by Spanish helicopters.

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