Two held after cargoship grounds

Captain and officer arrested by Swedish police following incident off Oskarshamn.

The captain and an officer of a general cargoship have been arrested followings its grounding off Sweden.

The Swedish coastguard said the 3,000-dwt Atlantic (built 1980) got stuck on Saturday off Oskarshamn.

The hull is up against rocks in three places, but no pollution or injuries have been reported.

Coast guard rescue leader Filip Lundgren said there are still 44,000 litres of diesel on board, plus other oils.

The site is very shallow, making it difficult for rescue ships to approach.

Police arrested the two seafarers as part of an investigation into the accident.

The vessel is operated by Venus Shipping of Denmark, which has been contacted for comment.

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