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Cargo ship runs aground off Dublin coast

The Cielo Di San Francisco was on her way from Ringaskiddy to Dublin when it became stuck on the Kish Bank this morning.

The ship's course before running aground this morning.
The ship's course before running aground this morning.
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Updated 21 August, 8.19am

THE LIBERIAN REGISTERED cargo ship which ran aground on a sandbank off the coast of Dublin yesterday morning has been refloated.

The Cielo Di San Francisco was on her way from Ringaskiddy to Dublin when it became stuck on the Kish Bank not long before it was due to arrive at 10am.

The ship was not damaged and there were no reports of any injuries to the crew. The incident was described by the coastguard as an ’error of navigation’ and the ship was able to move under its own steam at high tide at about 10.15pm last night.

It is now anchored off Dublin.

The ship measures 182m in length and 27m in breadth and is said to have cost $60 million. There is not thought to any risk of pollution following the incident.

First published 20 August, 2.51pm; Additional reporting by Sinéad O’Carroll

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