08/02/2014 13:14 GMT | Updated 11/02/2014 12:59 GMT

Ship Breaks In Two After Being Battered By Waves On French Coast (VIDEO)

It's not just the coast of England that's taking a battering by storms and flooding.

This was the remarkable scene in the waters off the South-East coast of France on Wednesday as a huge ship was battered against rocks, breaking in two.

A dozen crew members were air-lifted to safety.

Fortunately, the cargo ship was empty but the extent of pollution from the vessel's fuel is not yet known.

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