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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.

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Wales First Minister 'proud of' emergency services

I would like to send my deepest appreciation and thanks to all those who took part in last night's operation. The weather and sea conditions they faced were atrocious.

The dedication and professionalism of our emergency services is something we can all be exceptionally proud of.

Our focus now will be to offer any assistance necessary to salvage the ship and to ensure every effort is made to lessen any potential environmental impact."

– Carwyn Jones, First Minister of Wales

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