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Wales Office Minister Hails Colwyn Bay MV Rescue Agencies

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Wales Office Minister David Jones MP today attended the Gold Command meeting at North Wales Police HQ, Colwyn Bay, to meet and thank members…

Wales Office Minister David Jones MP today attended the Gold Command meeting at North Wales Police HQ, Colwyn Bay, to meet and thank members of the multi-agency team involved in the operation to clear up the wreckage of the cargo ship MV Carrier, which struck the rocks at Llanddulas on 3 April 2012.

Minister David Jones attends Gold Command meeting at North Wales Police headquarters

Two lifeboats and Royal Navy and RAF helicopters were involved in the rescue of seven Polish crew after the cargo ship was left grounded at Llanddulas.  Less than six weeks later, the site of the wreck has been almost completely cleared.

Following the meeting, David Jones MP said:

“I went to thank the services and agencies involved in the clear-up operation.  It was a huge success, with environmental damage avoided and disruption kept to a minimum.

 ”It was important that all involved in the exercise should know how much the Government appreciates their efforts. I was very pleased to meet them and thank them for all their hard work.”