A RO/RO cargo ship which ran aground off Mostyn Harbour in North Wales remains in an upright position, with no reports of any damage or pollution.
Just before 2pm on Wednesday 30 January 2013, Liverpool Coastguard was advised that the ‘Ciudad de Cadiz’ had gone aground off Mostyn Harbour on the Salisbury Bank, River Dee in North Wales.
The vessel had been berthed alongside in Mostyn Harbour when the mooring lines parted in 60 knot winds. She then drifted onto a sandbank.
Hugh Shaw, Secretary of State’s Representative for Maritime Salvage and Intervention, said:
"Attempts have been made to re-float the vessel using two tugs, and this afternoon the bow of the vessel has moved but the stern is still stuck.
"There is another high tide tomorrow afternoon which will provide an opportunity to move her to deeper water.
"We are closely monitoring the situation, but as there is no evidence of damage to the hull, the risk of pollution is very low.”