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Tugs save grounded cargo ship

Tue 08 Aug 2017 by Martyn Wingrove

Tugs save grounded cargo ship
Marie was stranded in the River Trent, UK (credit: Scunthorpe Telegraph)

Tugs have successfully manoeuvred a stranded ship that was grounded on the UK east coast. 2002-built general cargo ship Marie grounded in the River Trent en route from Greece on 6 August.

Attempts overnight to remove the 2,061-tonne ship from the mud bank failed. However, Marie was freed on the morning of 7 August, according to local reports, including the Scunthorpe Telegraph.

Marie was heading for Gunness Wharf in North Lincolnshire when it grounded. Investigations are underway into how the ship became stuck near Scunthorpe during low tide.

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