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Taken from a helicopter. This cargo ship ran aground in the St. Lucia World Heritage Site South Africa in 2002, reportedly the idiot captain was drunk! The ship was loaded with oil & highly volatile toxic chemicals.

 

It ran aground in a coastal wilderness area full of turtles, whale sharks, dolphins, sharks rays, whales and countless fish & birds. Miraculously the wildlife authorities managed to avoid an ecological disaster of monumental proportions by moving swiftly and working tirelessly for weeks. The ship caught fire when a rescue helicopter trying to land on the deck crashed. Unbelievably this helped the situation, as the fire consumed most of the chemicals and oil, minimising spillage into the sea.

 

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The ship caught fire when a rescue helicopter trying to land on the deck crashed.

 

Amazing story ... any idea what happened to the pilot and crew of the helicopter?

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QUOTE: "Mike, are you a helicopter pilot?"

Louis- Yes, been flying helicopters for 20 years. Thanks very much for your comments.

 

QUOTE: "Amazing story ... any idea what happened to the pilot and crew of the helicopter?"

Robert-Thank you. The helicopter pilot & crew survived unscathed (BYTW thankfully it wasn't me).

 

Henri & Ben- Thank you for your comments, always appreciated. Ben it can be useful from time to time.

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