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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.

54 COMMENTS

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Demi    

What people don't know is that he is extremelly generous and a good person and apparently is know to donate to charitynlarge sums of money.

594 days ago
32.

Mattie    

Thought his ego kept the boat afloat!

594 days ago
33.

jared phillips    

Hey buddy nice tits.

594 days ago
34.

Nobrows    

Nice to hear something positive about one of these people.

594 days ago
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Manimal    

And after he saved them he rated their distress call as "amateur karaoke night". Job well done Simon!

594 days ago
36.

CharlieO    

It is international maritime law that ships and boats respond and render aid to other vessels in distress. Ordered the captain to do it? He is legally bound to anyway.

594 days ago
37.

Kathy    

haawt, Simon, you furry bear!

593 days ago
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MELISSA     

HELLO SIMON COWELL I WAS EX GRIL FREIND I LOVE YOU

546 days ago
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