On 26 January 2016, a 164-meter-long Roll-on/Roll-off vessel lost stability in heavy weather and was drifting fast towards the French coast in the Bay of Biscay.
A team of dedicated salvage experts of SMIT Salvage was on the scene within 24 hours and was able to prevent an environmental disaster from taking place. Watch the impressive video of this spectacular salvage operation.
Monday’s effort was considered the last possible attempt to establish a tow before the Express went aground. She was only 25 nautical miles from shore.
The evacuation was carried out by Spanish authorities, who provided three helicopters and one patrol aircraft.