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CEG Orbit successfully refloated

Tug boats free stricken coaster overnight

A cargo ship which ran aground along the northern coast of the Island has been successfully refloated.

The CEG Orbit, on passage from Liverpool to Belfast with 1200 tons of wheat, 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.

She pulled into Douglas South Quay this morning where diving teams will survey for any damage caused by the grounding.

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