Operation to refloat stricken cargo ship due to begin

An operation to refloat the stricken cargo ship which ran aground in rough seas is due to begin.

Salvage and counter pollution experts are expected to begin assessing the damage to the 82-metre long vessel after it hit rocks near Colwyn Bay in North Wales.

The Marine and Coastguard Agency said the cargo ship was in one piece following the incident, but there are growing concerns that it could begin to leak some of the 40,000 litres of fuel it is carrying.

To hear more about the dramatic rescue from the coastguard visit ITV Wales.

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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.