Atlantic coast

Environmentalists battle against new yachting marina on France's Atlantic coast

France— Report

After sixteen years and much deliberation and delay, the French state has finally given the green light for a marina to be built at Brétignolles-sur-Mer on the west coast of France. The surprise decision has re-ignited long-standing opposition to the scheme amid fears it will harm biodiversity on that section of coastline. Now protestors have set up a camp near the site and staged a peaceful demonstration. Pierre-Yves Bulteau reports.

Cargo ship 'successfully towed from French coast'

France— Link

Maritime officials say a Spanish tugboat managed to point the stricken Modern Express away from Atlantic coast and begin towing it.

France makes final attempt to salvage stricken freighter

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Freighter Modern Express, adrift for six days, has 300 tons of fuel on board and is expected to hit French Atlantic coast within 24 hours.