Stranded Farne Islands Cargo Vessel: Rescue attempt planned

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A team of professionals is going to attempt a rescue operation of the cargo vessel later that ran aground off the Northumberland coast on Saturday.
The 262-foot long (80-meters) ship is caught on rocks on the Farne Islands about 3 nautical miles (5 kilometers) from the mainland.
Efforts to float the grounded vessel Diano that is carrying timber, are expected to start after high tide on Monday evening.
Hugh Shaw that is going to oversee the rescue operation, told specialist equipment was being brought in from around the United Kingdom.
"It is in the interest of everyone to get this done as quickly as we can but we should make sure that we have all the resources we need, rather than rush into it," Mr Shaw stated.
Environmental fears
The Farne Islands are home to about 80,000 pairs of seabirds and a large grey seal colony.
Ian Clayton, from the RNLI, has alerted how the vessel could be stranded for 2 weeks if it can not be moved on Monday.
Seahouses Lifeboat Station obtained a distress call from the Diano's crew member at about 04:30 GMT on Saturday.
There is no information for leaks but there are concerns of environmental damages caused by the oil spillages.