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.

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Holyhead Coastguard: 'We're delighted we've been able to get them all off board safely'

Ray Carson from the Holyhead Coastguard agency has spoken about the successful operation to rescue all crew members from cargo ship that ran aground in North Wales.

He said:

Police are meeting with coastguards now. Despite some dramatic pictures, as far as we can see the vessel is still intact. The winchman and 2 crew members who were left on the ship are safe and well. From our perspective as coastguards that's the important part over.

We're delighted we've been able to get them all off board safely. The Maritime and Coastguard Agency which deals with pollution and spillage is on its way to North Wales and ready to inspect at first light.

– Ray Carson, Holyhead Coastguard

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