20 Jan 2012

Cargo ship runs aground near Amsterdam

10:54 pm on 20 January 2012

A cargo ship has run aground on the Dutch coast 20km west of Amsterdam after its anchor slipped during a storm.

Officials say the empty vessel appears to be stable and rescue services says there is no sign of any fuel leak, the BBC reports.

The Philippine-registered freighter Aztec Maiden has a crew of 21.

Tug boats are being readied to pull the ship free on Friday.