Concerns remain after late-night rescue

Concern is growing that fuel tanks may have ruptured in a cargo ship which ran aground off north Wales, leading to the dramatic late-night rescue of the crew.

Seven crew members were saved and an operation to refloat the stricken vessel, the Carrier, is expected later.

The ship is in one piece after hitting a rock in rough seas near a quarry jetty at Llanddulas, near Colwyn Bay, but has not yet been secured.

Salvage and pollution experts are on their way to assess the damage.

Strong winds and rough seas remain a problem for those trying to secure the vessel, which is carrying 40,000 litres of fuel.

Ray Carson, rescue co-ordination centre manager at Holyhead Coastguard, said there was a smell of fuel around the vessel, which is currently lying on the beach a few feet from the A55.

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Story courtesy of the BBC.

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