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Removal of Cargo Ship MV Carrier Wreck Completed

MV Carrier ran aground near Llanddulas, North Wales The operation to remove the wreck of the cargo ship MV Carrier, which ran aground near Llanddulas, North Wales, was completed this week.It has taken contractors, PGC, less than six weeks to remove the wreck and all scrap materials from the vessel have now been removed from the site. However residual work to make the site, and immediate surrounding area, safe for public use will need completion. Speed restrictions on the A55 will remain in place and the cycle path closed until a full safety assessment is made next week.Although there was a small release of diesel fuel at the time of the incident, tests conducted on marine life, mussels and starfish from various locations by the Environment Agency Wales have been analysed throughout the operation and have found no traces of contamination.The vessel was carrying a cargo of limestone and had bunkers onboard of 40,000 litres of marine diesel fuel at the time of the incident. Holyhead Coastguard coordinated the rescue of the seven crewmen who were airlifted from the ship by a navy and RAF helicopter.Although the A55 was closed when the vessel first beached, North Wales Police were able ...

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MV Carrier: Ship fuel removed before break-up

Removal of 24,000 litres of gas oil and 100 litres of hydraulic oil The last of the fuel from a cargo ship which ran aground in north Wales during rough weather has been removed.A small amount of hydraulic oil had to be removed along with 24,000 litres of fuelMaritime and Coastguard Agency said work to remove 24,000 litres of gas oil and 100 litres of hydraulic oil from the MV Carrier ended on Monday night.The ship is being prepared to be broken up for scrap later this week, with the operation due to take up to 10 weeks.The Antigua and Barbuda-registered vessel, was carrying stone when it ran aground at Llanddulas last Tuesday.It came ashore adjacent to the A55 coast road.The road has since reopened but North Wales Police have imposed a 40mph speed limit at the site and a 100m exclusion zone around the vessel.The ship's owners say the vessel is a write-off.A salvage company has been brought in to break up the vessel and take the pieces to a scrap yard."The operation to remove the remaining 24,000 litres of fuel oil, along with oily water and other hazardous materials from the grounded vessel Carrier, was completed yesterday evening," ...

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