A RUSTY freighter carrying about 1,000 Kurdish migrants, including hundreds of children, was deliberately run aground
off the French Riviera yesterday by human cargo smugglers.
An exclusion zone was set up amid fears that the tanker, lying half a mile from Brough Bay, could run aground
The confrontation started last week, when a Greek TV station reported that a Turkish ship had run aground
near the islet in December and refused assistance from the Greek coast guard, saying it was on Turkish territory.
RNLI lifeboat crews were busy yesterday afternoon recovering vessels that had run aground
after a large swell pushed boats to shore.
SHIPPING experts were today set to investigate the condition of a ferry which has run aground
at Blackpool during high winds.
The coast guard believes that Kim caused the ship to run aground
by failing to properly anchor it, when he should have given due consideration to the cargo, weather and situation of the sea bed.
Coastguard Simon Tait said: "It's really embarrassing for someone who is supposedly a marine navigation expert to run aground
on a simple stretch of river like this.
30pm yesterday, following reports that the chartered fishing boat Kerry Kim had run aground
off Ynys Amlwch (East Mouse).