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Massive, Out Of Control Ship About To Crash Onto Shore

An enormous cargo ship is expected to smash into the south western coast of France in the next 48 hours. 

Unless a very dangerous, last ditch operation on the high seas succeeds, the ship will run aground on the sandy coast between Monday night and Tuesday night. 

The Vice-Admiral Emmanuel De Oliveira of France's Atlantic Maritime Prefecture said "We will do everything within our power to succeed". 

Like something out of a Hollywood movie, the rescue mission involves stormy weather, helicopter rescues and a runaway ship heading for a national park and a scenic seaside resort. 

The saga began on January 26th when the Modern Express, a 163-metre Panamanian flagged freighter travelling from Gabon to the French port of Le Havre began listing severely to one side. 

The Age 

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