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High tide hasn't freed cargo ship run aground in Louth

The Coast Guard said the ship is currently in no danger, and is carrying no hazardous cargo.

ATTEMPTS TO FREE a cargo ship after it ran aground at the mouth of the River Boyne in Co Louth have been unsuccessful.

A spokesperson for the Coast Guard said it was hoped that the ship, the Arklow Ruler, would be freed from the bank during high tide last night.

However, it failed to raise the boat sufficiently, and another attempt will be made later this evening.

The 80m ship, which ran around yesterday morning, is carrying eight crew members and no hazardous cargo.

No pollution has been spotted by sea rescue helicopters.

The Coast Guard said the ship is currently in no danger.

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