Cargo ship salvage

Work will start tomorrow on breaking up the stricken cargo ship which ran aground near Colwyn Bay last week. All the fuel has been taken off the MV Carrier, along with oily water and other hazardous materials.

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Stricken ship to be scrapped

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.

– Reederei Erwin Strahlmann statement

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