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Russian cargo ship runs aground on UK beach

The  Russian cargo ship off Gyllyngvase beach in Cornwall, London. CNN The Russian cargo ship off Gyllyngvase beach in Cornwall, London.

Crew of 18  stuck on board the vessel

December 18, 2018


Staff Reporter


London, United Kingdom: A Russian cargo ship with 18 crew members on board has run aground off the southern coast of England, the British Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) confirmed on Tuesday, December 18, 2018.


The 180-meter (590-foot) vessel was grounded on a Cornwall beach just after 5:30 a.m. local time, with several local residents tweeting eye-catching images of the mammoth ship glowing in the early morning light.

Deatils about the incident and what caused it to run agraound have not been yet revealed.
 
 
Tug boats were on their way to help refloat the ship, which is tilted at a five-degree angle, said the Maritime and Coastguard Association (MCA) in London.
 
The tugs will attach to the cargo ship and move it when the tide rises, the MCA elaborated. 


There is  still no cargo on the boat, and no sign of pollution spillage.

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