7 rescued from cargo ship as storms lash Britain
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Last Updated: Wednesday, April 04, 2012, 17:15
London: Rescuers have winched seven crew members from a cargo ship that ran aground on the coast of north Wales, as snow and heavy winds lashed many parts of Britain.

The Antigua-registered ship Carrier hit rocks near Colwyn Bay in gale-force winds yesterday.

Two Royal Air Force rescue helicopters managed to lift the seven Polish crew members to safety.

The Maritime and Coast Guard agency says the 82-metre vessel is in one piece, and experts are working today to refloat it.

Much of Britain has gone from summery sunshine to wintry storms in the course of a few days.

Parts of Scotland and northern England have received 20 centimetres of snow, and 10,000 homes are without power in northeast England after wind brought down power cables.


First Published: Wednesday, April 04, 2012, 17:15

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