An aerial view of Maltese-registered cargo ship TK Bremen
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Cargo ship crew rescued off Brittany coast in France

A rescue operation has been taking place off the French coast after a cargo ship ran aground in heavy storms.

The 19 crew members on board the TK Bremen were airlifted to safety by helicopter.

The authorities are trying to contain an oil spill which threatened a nearby beach.

The BBC's Russell Trott reports.

  • 17 Dec 2011
  • From the section Europe