Gallery: Out-of-Control Freighter On Course to Collide with Great Barri...

 

A broken-down cargo ship in waters off the Australian coast drifted out-of-control towards the Great Barrier Reef recently, threatening one of the largest and most diverse ecosystems on the planet. The Great Barrier Reef, which is also a World Heritage-listed site and a recognized maritime nature reserve, was put in jeopardy by the stricken vessel as crews on board worked to stabilize the engine and avert a potential environmental disaster.

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