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The RNLI say that tug boats will to try and tow the stricken cargo ship Danio to deeper waters when the tide comes back in on Saturday evening.
An earlier attempt to tow the 80 metre vessel to safety had to be abandoned earlier in the day when the tide started to go out.
The Seahouses lifeboat was called in the early hours of the morning to assess the situation and attend to any crew who may have needed to be rescued.
The lifeboat crew posted this update on their website:
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency has told ITV News that "no pollution has been observed" from an 80 metre cargo ship that has run aground off the Northumberland coast.
The 'Danio' was carrying timber when it became stranded at a point known as 'Blue Caps' in the Farne Islands.
The area is a haven for seabirds, but the Coastguard says the ship's cargo is intact, both in the hold and on deck.
All six crew members are still on board but there have been no injuries.
An 80 metre cargo ship carrying timber has run aground near to the Farne Islands on the Northumberland coast.
The "Danio" was on route from Perth to Antwerp when it got stuck at Little Harcar Rocks near Longstone Lighthouse at 4.45 am on Saturday morning with a crew of six on board.
A cargo ship has run aground near to the Farne Islands on the Northumberland coast.
The 80 metre vessel "Danio" is stuck at Little Harcar Rocks near Longstone Lighthouse with six on board.
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A cargo ship which ran aground off the Northumberland coast could remain there for weeks. It hit rocks on the Farne Islands on Saturday.
An 80 metre long ship has run aground near to the Farne Islands. The MV Danio was carrying timbre from Perth to Antwerp in Belgium.