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GALLERY: Baltic Arrow waiting for the tide to turn at Wisbech to be freed

Wisbech Port officials will now carry out an investigation

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Wisbech became the scene for a river rescue tonight after a cargo ship loaded with timber became stuck on the River Nene.

The Baltic Arrow grounded just outside Wisbech throughout Tuesday: an investigation is under way to find out what happened. PHOTO: Terry Harris

The Baltic Arrow grounded just outside Wisbech throughout Tuesday: an investigation is under way to find out what happened. PHOTO: Terry Harris

The Baltic Arrow grounded just outside Wisbech throughout Tuesday: an investigation is under way to find out what happened. PHOTO: Terry Harris

The Baltic Arrow grounded just outside Wisbech throughout Tuesday: an investigation is under way to find out what happened. PHOTO: Terry Harris

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The Baltic Arrow grounded just before 9am today and it was well into the evening before it was freed.

The 80-metre-long boat had to wait until high water before it could be released from the river bank.

The Baltic Arrow grounded just outside Wisbech throughout Tuesday: an investigation is under way to find out what happened. PHOTO: Terry Harris

The Baltic Arrow grounded just outside Wisbech throughout Tuesday: an investigation is under way to find out what happened. PHOTO: Terry Harris

The Baltic Arrow grounded just outside Wisbech throughout Tuesday: an investigation is under way to find out what happened. PHOTO: Terry Harris

The Baltic Arrow grounded just outside Wisbech throughout Tuesday: an investigation is under way to find out what happened. PHOTO: Terry Harris

The Baltic Arrow grounded just outside Wisbech throughout Tuesday: an investigation is under way to find out what happened. PHOTO: Terry Harris

The Baltic Arrow grounded just outside Wisbech throughout Tuesday: an investigation is under way to find out what happened. PHOTO: Terry Harris

Wisbech Port officials will now carry out an investigation.

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“This is a rare situation to happen at Wisbech,” said a port spokesperson.

The Baltic Arrow grounded just outside Wisbech throughout Tuesday: an investigation is under way to find out what happened. PHOTO: Terry Harris

The Baltic Arrow grounded just outside Wisbech throughout Tuesday: an investigation is under way to find out what happened. PHOTO: Terry Harris

The Baltic Arrow grounded just outside Wisbech throughout Tuesday: an investigation is under way to find out what happened. PHOTO: Terry Harris

The Baltic Arrow grounded just outside Wisbech throughout Tuesday: an investigation is under way to find out what happened. PHOTO: Terry Harris

It was reported that there were six crew members on board.

The Baltic Arrow grounded just outside Wisbech throughout Tuesday: an investigation is under way to find out what happened. PHOTO: Terry Harris

The Baltic Arrow grounded just outside Wisbech throughout Tuesday: an investigation is under way to find out what happened. PHOTO: Terry Harris

The Baltic Arrow grounded just outside Wisbech throughout Tuesday: an investigation is under way to find out what happened. PHOTO: Terry Harris

The Baltic Arrow grounded just outside Wisbech throughout Tuesday: an investigation is under way to find out what happened. PHOTO: Terry Harris

The Baltic Arrow grounded just outside Wisbech throughout Tuesday: an investigation is under way to find out what happened. PHOTO: Terry Harris

The Baltic Arrow grounded just outside Wisbech throughout Tuesday: an investigation is under way to find out what happened. PHOTO: Terry Harris

Traffic into and out of the port was delayed whilst the wait went on for the tide to turn to enable the vessel to be released.

 

 

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