The ship: The rescue of the 7 crewmen

A week on since a cargo ship hit rocks off the coast of North Wales, Heart's been speaking to Petty Officer Mike Henson who was part of the team that rescued the 7 crewmen. It was Petty Officers Mike Henson's first day in the job.

The cargo ship has hit rocks off the coast of Llanddulas at 8.15pm on Tuesday 3rd April. 

A huge operation was launched which included RAF helicopters and the RNLI from Rhyl and Llandudno.

The ship is still resting against rocks on the beach but concerns initially that it could leak oil have been dismissed. 

A multi agency response is co-ordinating how to remove the 40 thousand litres of oil from the ship.

The A55 that runs alongside the shore was closed while recovery work was taking place. 

At the time Gareth Pritchard from North Wales Police said: 

"This was a very difficult operation involving many agencies in very bad weather. Everyone is delighted that the seven crew men were rescued without injury and they are safe and well."

Listen to Petty Officer Mike Henson speaking to Heart's Andy Downton about the rescue.