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Cargo Ship that Ran Aground on Manx Coast Is Successfully Refloated

27th August 2021
Cargo ship Ceg Orbit which ran aground on the Isle of Man has been successfully refloated when tugs freed the stricken coaster overnight. The incident, Afloat adds took place close to the island's most northern tip at the Point of Ayre. Cargo ship Ceg Orbit which ran aground on the Isle of Man has been successfully refloated when tugs freed the stricken coaster overnight. The incident, Afloat adds took place close to the island's most northern tip at the Point of Ayre. Credit: Manx Radio-twitter

On the Manx coast a cargo ship which had ran aground along the island's northern coast has been successfully refloated.

The Ceg Orbit, according to Manx Radio, was on a passage in the Irish Sea from Liverpool to Belfast with 1,200 tons of wheat, when it went ran aground at Cranstal during the early hours of Thursday morning.

In what was the second attempt to free the vessel, the Laxey Towing Company tug Wendy Ann assisted by the Liverpool tug CT Vector successfully freed the coaster during high-tide overnight.

The coaster was towed into Douglas Harbour's South Quay this morning where diving teams will survey for any damage caused by the grounding.

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Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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