A major ship ran aground at Silloth in the early hours of Wednesday morning according to Associated British Ports (ASP).

The Bremen arrived at Silloth at 12.10am on Wednesday, May 8 having set off from Klaipeda in Lithuania on May 2.

This is the second major ship to run aground at Silloth in the past three months after the Zapadnyy ran aground in February having travelled over from Germany and leaked some of its cargo of molasses into the harbour.

News and Star: The ship at SillothThe ship at Silloth (Image: MJ Images)

There is no suggestion that the Bremen, which is owned by the Baltic Shipping Company, leaked any of its cargo at present.

An ABP Spokesperson, said: “We can confirm that there was an incident involving the grounding of a vessel at the Port of Silloth in the early hours of May 8.

“The situation has been managed safely and the vessel has been re-floated and is now berthed within the port.”