Authorities in the UK will today decide what to do with the V Due, a Maltese flagged bulker which suffered a fire onboard off the northern Welsh coast on Thursday. A 500 m exclusion zone has been set up around the 23,000 dwt vessel.
The UK Coastguard has said salvors have put together a plan to get the ship to port and remove the cargo which “is the preferred option at this stage”.
“This will be further developed when an agreement on the place of refuge has been finalised.”
No pollution has been reported thus far.
The vessel is managed by Swiss-based SeaQuest Shipmanagement.