Vessel will be cut into pieces and recycled
Over 24,000 litres of fuel oil, oily water and hazardous materials has been safely removed from MVCarrier stranded on the beach at Colywn Bay in Wales.
The boat ran aground last week when the coast was battered by five metre waves and 40-knot winds.
The Marine Coastguard Agency (MCA) said they had been concerned that the 40,000 litres of oil onboard would leak from the vessel and cause an environmental hazard.
PGC Demolition, who safely removed the materials from Carrier, was also awarded the contract to remove the wreck of the vessel. Their plans to cut the vessel up on site and remove it for recycling were approved over the weekend. The MCA said work is expected to begin today and last for up to ten weeks.