These are the images taken after a Spanish cargo ship crashed into a jetty during stormy weather in south west France.

The vessel Luno broke apart after the crash in Anglet, near the town of Biarritz.

The ship had been heading to a nearby port to load up with cargo when its engine failed and the rough waves carried it into the jetty.

It then snapped into two pieces, one either side of the breakwater.

Crew members were evacuated and winched to safety by helicopter. One crew member suffered a nose injury, according to reports.

With the wreck leaking fuel, a pollution alert was declared.

Images by AFP, EPA and AP.