- Tyne Tees
The RNLI have been stood down as a salvage operation gets underway to try to recover a cargo ship which has run aground on rocks near to the Northumberland coast.
The MV Danio became grounded on the Blue Caps rocks on the Farne Islands early on Saturday morning.
Seahouses RNLI say that salvage teams plan to re-float the ship on high tide on Monday.
Operations manager Ian Clayton said that if that attempt is unsuccessful it could be two weeks before the waters would be high enough to tow the ship to safety.
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.