Fisherman Scrambles To Dodge Behemoth

According to the Charlotte Observer, the video, captured by a backyard security camera in Southport, North Carolina, shows a tanker moving past a backyard swing set and pier before hitting land. It doesn’t stop there, however. The engines continue to drive the ship forward and the tanker starts to spin completely around, sending someone in a small fishing boat scrambling out of its path.  

The tanker ran aground at 1:45 p.m. Saturday on the Intracoastal Waterway, near Southport’s River Drive, TV station WNCN reported. The Coast Guard told WNCN that the tanker’s crew blamed the issue on ship’s propulsion.

Coast Guard officials told TV station WECT that the ship has since been refloated and there were no injuries reported.

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