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PETWORTH OF LONDON stranded at Mazagan in Morocco. The vessel had been washed far ashore and could not be pulled off. SVITZER blew a canal in the rocky ground alongside the vessel allowing high winds to blow the vessel into the canal. Unfortunately the wind became so strong that the vessel was blown across the canal instead of into it. The salvors started again and fi ve months later the vessel fi nally slid through the canal back into the sea. 42 S V I T Z E R – S A F E T Y A N D S U P P O R T AT S E A


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