Ship has agrounded near to Llanddulas

By Accidents

At 8.15 last night Liverpool Coastguard obtained a distress call from the cargo ship CARRIER emerging them they had run aground at Raynes Jetty, Llanddulas.
A strong gale was blowing and a 5 metre swell was stated. Because of the place of the grounding Holyhead Coastguard coordinated the operation of the rescuing. All 7 of the Polish crew members were taken uninjured from the vessel by 2 rescue helicopters.
The A55 was near to allow the rescue services safe access to the ship. Coastguard Rescue teams from Rhyl and Llandudno offered their help to the rescued crew members whilst the RNLI lifeboats from Llandudno and Rhyl launched.
The cargo liner is now resting against concrete dolosse blocks on the beach at Llanddulas, which runs adjacent to the A55. Coastguard Rescue Officers, North Wales Fire and Rescue Service, Ambulance and Police are now on scene with the Highways Agency. Salvage and counter pollution experts are going to be on site in the early morning.
The Cargo vessel - CARRIER is a 82m. When it ran aground it was carrying a cargo of stones and 40,000 litres of fuel. It is registered in Antigua and Barbuda.