MCA: 'Not yet clear' why cargo ship ran aground

A spokesman for the Marine and Coastguard Agency said:

"It is not yet clear what the reason was for this ship running aground.

"Gale Force 9 northerly winds are currently being experienced."

The 82-metre long ship, registered in Antigua and Barbuda, was carrying a load of stone.

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Crew rescued from cargo ship

Seven crew members of a cargo ship that ran aground at Llanddulas near Colwyn Bay in North Wales on Tuesday have been safely rescued. An operation to refloat the stricken vessel is expected to begin later today.