Crews to break up cargo ship that ran aground near Colwyn Bay

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The Independent Online

Salvage crews are to break up and scrap the cargo ship that ran aground off the North Wales coast last week.

The MV Carrier will be cut into "manageable" sections on the shore at Llanddulas, near Colwyn Bay, and sent to a scrapyard by road. The owners confirmed that contractors will start the demolition once they remove the ship's 24,000 litres of fuel. The work is expected to take six weeks.

Seven Polish crew had to be rescued when the vessel ran aground last Tuesday. More than 14,000 litres of fuel have been removed from the ship during low tides by workers from PGC Demolition of Heywood, Lancashire.