Cargo ship still aground on Farne Islands

The cargo vessel Danio remains aground this morning on the Farne Islands off of England’s Northumberland coast.

Danio - Photo © Brain Loftus -

Danio – Photo © Brain Loftus –

The ship’s crew spent the night on board following the grounding at around 04:30 GMT on Saturday.

The vessel went aground near to Little Harcar rock, close to the Longstone Lighthouse.

The MV Danio was carrying timber from Perth, Scotland to Antwerp, Belgium when the incident occurred.

The Farne Islands are an important site for bird and wild life and locals are worried that any fuel leakage will damage the environment and hit the islands 80,000 strong seabird population.

The Farnes are home to puffins, grey seals and are the breeding ground for over 20 bird species. Fortunately the incident has occurred before the spring return of the majority of the bird population.

Tugs are on standby whilst a recovery from Danio’s tricky position amongst the rocks is being planned.

Here on we have been tracking the stricken vessel when receiving AIS data.

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Live AIS Data – Farne Islands,-5.086426,56.596377,1.862426

Danio live and recent AIS vessel tracking –