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First attempt to refloat cargo ship fails

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Second attempt to be made in early hours of morning

A second attempt to refloat the stricken cargo ship beached at the Dog Mills is to take place later, after the first go failed.

The Latvian flagged CEG Orbit ran aground last night, whilst en route to Belfast from Liverpool.

The five man crew have remained on board throughout, due to the Island's Covid protocols.

The Laxey Towing Company tug, skippered by Captain Stephen Carter, will make another attempt to refloat the vessel on tonight's high tide between 2am and 3am.

He spoke to Simon Richardson after the first attempt:

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