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Airbus Vessel Refloated off Sandbank
Ciudad de Cadiz finally refloated after being stuck for 11 days outside Mostyn Port
An Airbus ro-ro vessel has been refloated off a sandbank outside of Mostyn Port in Wales where it had been stuck for a week and a half.
The Ciudad de Cadiz, a 3,500-deadweight-ton ship used to transport Airbus wings to an assembly factory in France, slipped its moorings during high winds on Jan. 30. Several earlier attempts to refloat the vessel failed, but a high tide on Saturday morning allowed for a successful operation.
The vessel sailed to Mostyn Port and then to Holyhead after passing a preliminary damage inspection. A thorough inspection will be conducted at Holyhead.
The 125-meter Ciudad de Cadiz is one of three ro-ro vessels Airbus uses to ferry the wings from north Wales to its assembly factory at Toulouse in southern France.