An aerial view show waves which break against a Spanish cargo ship carrying fertiliser, broken in two, off the beach in Anglet on the Atlantic Coast of France
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Spain cargo ship splits on French coast at Anglet

5 February 2014 Last updated at 20:26 GMT

Twelve people have been rescued from an empty cargo ship after it split in half on a breakwater off the south-western coast of France.

The Luno collided into the sea wall at Anglet, after its engine failed.

All of the crew members were winched to safety by a helicopter, with one person suffering a nose injury.

Verity Wilde reports.