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Feb 3, 2016

Stranded and Stricken Ships

Stranded and Stricken Ships

A stranded or stricken ship is a sorry sight. These beast of the oceans are normally mighty and take everything Mother Nature throws at them, but once the break they are simply at the mercy of the waves and take pounding after pounding after pounding.

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A vessel is stranded near the coast of Lingao /REUTERS

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A man walks towards the cargo ferry "Riverdance" which remains beached off the North Shore of Blackpool /REUTERS

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Locals and tourists walk around the Artemis ship which ran aground on the beach of les Sables d'Olonne, southern French Britanny, western France /REUTERS

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Oil is seen next to the 230m-long bulk coal carrier Shen Neng I about 70 km east of Great Keppel Island /REUTERS

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Bystanders watch as the stranded bulk coal carrier Seli 1 burns off Cape Town's Blouberg beach /REUTERS

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Sea Rescue boats monitor the stranded bulk coal carrier Seli 1 as it burns off Cape Town's Blouberg beach /REUTERS

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Waves batter a merchant vessel stranded along the coast during a heavy storm in Valparaiso City /REUTERS

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A wave crashes into a ship which broke free from a tow line at Sheffield Beach /REUTERS

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A ship which broke free from a tow line lies stranded near the shore at Sheffield Beach /REUTERS

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An aerial view shows Kyotoku-maru fishing trawler which swept by ashore by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Kesennuma /REUTERS

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People look at the Aztec Maiden, a Philippine-registered freighter, off a Dutch beach in Wijk aan Zee /REUTERS

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The Aztec Maiden, a Philippine-registered freighter, is seen off a Dutch beach in Wijk aan Zee /REUTERS

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View of the Costa Concordia cruise ship which ran aground off the west coast of Italy at Giglio island /REUTERS

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The USS Guardian, a U.S. Navy minesweeper, is seen at the Vicinity of South Islet in Tubbataha Reefs after it ran aground in Palawan province /Reuters

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A tug illumnates the cargo ship Hoegh Osaka as it lies on its side after running aground on Saturday evening in the Solent estuary, near Southampton in southern England /REUTERS

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A boat is stranded in the frozen Yellow Sea in Dandong /REUTERS

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Two cargo ships lie stranded close to shore after a heavy rainstorm in Valencia /REUTERS

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Cargo ship BSLE Sunrise lies stranded close to the shore in Valencia after a heavy rainstorm /REUTERS

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Surfers enter the water next to two cargo ships which lie stranded close to the shore in Valencia after a heavy rainstorm in Valencia /REUTERS

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A couple sitting along the coast observe two cargo ships stranded close to the shore after a heavy rainstorm in Valencia /REUTERS

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Salvage officials look on as a tugboat attempts to refloat fishing vessel Eihatsu Maru which ran aground at Clifton /REUTERS

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Stricken cargo ship 'Modern Express' is seen in the Atlantic Ocean off France /REUTERS

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An aerial view of Russian ship "Petrozavodsk" after running aground close to Bjoernoeya in the Norwegian Sea /REUTERS

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A general view shows Iranian container ship, Zoorik, which broke into two parts by strong waves after running aground off the coast near Zhoushan /REUTERS

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A disused factory ship leaves an oil slick in the coast of Coquimbo city, Chile /REUTERS

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Stricken cargo ship 'Modern Express' is seen in the Atlantic Ocean off France, /REUTERS

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