Shipwreck averted

Biarritz

Nantes

Brest

2

1

1 | 26 January

Last known position transmitted by Modern Express before power failure

2 | 1 February

After three

previous attempts,

maritime experts connected a tugboat to the Modern Express and towed it out to sea

France

Spain

Bordeaux

Landes region

200 km

200 miles

The 164m Panama-registered Modern Express drifted for five days and was expected to run aground in the Landes region of France before a final salvage operation succeeded

200 km

200 miles

France

Spain

La Rochelle

Brest

Nantes

A Coruña

Bilbao

Bordeaux

Biarritz

Landes

region

The 164m Panama-registered Modern Express drifted for five days and was expected to run aground in the Landes region of France before a final salvage operation succeeded

1 February

After three previous attempts, maritime experts connected a tugboat to the Modern Express and towed it out to sea

26 January

Last known position transmitted by Modern Express before power failure