Ship Grounded on Welsh Coast – Removal Decided

Press Release
Wednesday, April 11, 2012

UK Maritime & Coastguard report MV Carrier free of oil fuel, wreck removal contract awarded to PGC Demolition

The operation to remove the remaining 24,000 litres of fuel oil, along with oily water and other hazardous materials from the grounded vessel ‘Carrier’ has been completed.

The vessel, which ran aground on 4 April near Llanddulas in North Wales, remains aground and is resting against concrete dolosse blocks on the beach close to the North Wales Expressway (A55). The owners of the vessel have declared it a Constructive Total Loss.

PGC Demolition, the same company who were awarded the contract to remove the fuel oil from the vessel, were also awarded the contract to remove the wreck of the vessel.  Their proposals to cut the vessel up on site and remove it for recycling have been approved by the Deputy to the Secretary of State’s Representative for Maritime Salvage and Intervention, with work expected to start today and last for a period of up to ten weeks.

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