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Simon Cowell

Saves 9

On Sinking Ship

8/31/2012 5:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0831_simon_cowell_akmgsiSimon Cowell's richness is the reason 9 people are safe today ... because he used his yacht as a lifeboat to save 9 people on a sinking ship.

Simon was soaking in the sun with his ex-girlfriend on their mega-boat in St. Tropez when someone on board heard a distress call from a nearby, much-lesser vessel. 

Simon ordered his captain to find the 35-foot boat that was sinking fast. The captain sprung into action and rescued the 9 souls. 

The 35-footer was also saved after the crew on Simon's yacht plugged the hole.

Will Simon now help plug the hole on "American Idol?"

Probably not.


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That's Right    

He definitely "plugged the hole" on his ex-girlfriend after that. Good for him.

751 days ago


He's surrounded himself with a great crew. they did an amazing job, hope he gives them a hell of a bonus for that.

751 days ago


MAriners are obligated by law to immediately offer aid after receiving a distress signal. The IMO mandate reads as so...... "A master of a ship at sea, which is in a position to be able to provide assistance on receiving a signal from any source that persons are in distress at sea, is bound to proceed with all speed to their assistance." so yeah he did what is asked of every captain would do for the last 100 years.

751 days ago

Lynda Jones-owings    

Good job, Simon!!! let American Idol sink.........

751 days ago

some guy    

Put your shirt back on. Or grow more chest hair.

751 days ago


you can put a boat on a ship you cant put a ship on a boat.that was a sinking boat not a sinking ship

751 days ago


say what you want, but those 9 people are probably pretty freakin' happy with Simon Cowell and everyone aboard that boat. They're probably NOT sitting there today saying "yeah, well, its the law, he had to come save us". I assume its more like "gee its pretty f***ing awesome to be alive right now".

751 days ago


9 folks from a sinking boat? brian, paula, demi, kara, ellen, jennifer, steven and himself. so mariah must be #9...

751 days ago


Did he use his moobs as a flotation device?

751 days ago

Jericho Morton    

That's what should happen on a boat, it's part of the 'deal'. Well done for agreeing with the captain to allow him to render aid, Simon. One day you might need another boat to save you.

751 days ago


Makes sense now. He had $ so he owned a yacht to save peoples lives. The L-rd moves in mysterious ways.

751 days ago


Simon Says go save the people on the boat

751 days ago

Tutti Frooooty     

WOW!! That's the nicest thing I've heard of him doing!! Bravo :)

751 days ago


Sexy hero!! He can save me anytime.

751 days ago

Hervey....Hervey of Arabia...He was a single guy...    

Dang them are some of the hairiest boobs I ever did see.

751 days ago
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