7 rescued from cargo ship as storms lash Britain

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 4, 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.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 17:15
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