GREAT YARMOUTH (UK) 15 January – The grounded car carrier, City Of Sunderland was refloated last evening. The tugs Svitzer Trimley from Harwich and Grey Test from Felixstowe were involved in the salvage operation, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency has stated.

The vessel, which has 642 cars on board, was pulled free of the sandbank and successfully relfloated, the MCA said. It is now en route to Tees Port accompanied by Svitzer Trimley. The tug will shadow the ship until assistance is no longer necessary. The ship, which had sailed from Zeebrugge, had run aground in the early hours of Monday morning at the south edge of the Happisburg Sands.