A day after that she's hoisted aboard a freighter and shipped back to France, where the Ollier yard will rebuild her.
The USS Liberty was built as a freighter by the Federal Ship Building Company of Kearny, New Jersey in 1918.
The authorities are worried that the freighter could break up and leak huge amounts of oil and diesel into the ocean.
Luckily no one was harmed, which is more than can be said about the freighter - it landed ashore where it eventually split in half.
It would make a nice freighter if any aircraft company was brave enough to finance development of a pure cargo aircraft.
At that time nearly all freight was carried by sailing vessels but the small freighter had begun to make an appearance.
At the same time, the number of cruise ships and freighters visiting the island has declined.
Oceangoing freighters carrying ballast water from other parts of the world are thought to be responsible for introducing hundreds of non-native animals and plants into U.S. waters.
Its huge harbour is visited by cruise ships and freighters , and its dry-dock facilities are famous.
In the heyday of sailing ships, all war ships and many freighters carried iron cannons.