Giant Russian cargo ship runs aground off Cornwall coast

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Published on 18 Dec 2018, 9:52
A GIGANTIC Russian cargo ship has run aground off a beach in Cornwall this morning.

The ship, with 18 crew on board, is named the Kuzma Minin and is stuck near Gyllyngvase Beach in Falmouth Bay.

HM Coastguard is currently assisting after the 180-metre bulk carrier dragged her anchor and became grounded at around 5:40am.

Reports suggest there's no cargo on board and no pollution has been caused.

It was moored in Falmouth Bay when its anchor started dragging overnight according to the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

Now an emergency service operation is underway to refloat the vessel when tides rise later in the day.

The RNLI launched out of Falmouth just after 6am with pilot boats from the nearby docks also in the water...

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