The cargo ship which ran aground on the North Wales coast will be broken up and scrapped, its owners have confirmed. Seven Polish members of crew were rescued after the MV Carrier struck rocks near Colwyn Bay on Tuesday night.
A structural assessment of MV Carrier has revealed severe damage and the vessel has been declared a constructive total loss. PGC Demolition has been awarded a second contract to demolish and remove the vessel. This task is already underway, the work running in parallel with the fuel removal operation. MV Carrier will be cut into manageable sections on the shore. These sections will be taken by road to a designated scrapyard. The demolition of the wreck is expected to take around six weeks, but the pace of operations will be dictated by safety considerations and the weather at the scene.
The owners of the HV Carrier, which ran aground on the north Wales coast last week, have said it is going to be demolished.
Work is continuing to remove the fuel on board the stricken cargo ship on the North Wales coast.
Commuters in Colwyn Bay have been dealing with long tailbacks after police closed the A55 to deal with the tanker that ran aground.