Dead whale washes ashore in Wales. Photographs taken by Ali Chedgy Dyfi National Nature Reserve Natural Resources Wales

HM Coastguard are advising the public to stay away from the carcass of an 8.2 metre whale which washed up on a Welsh beach.

The cargo ship EMS Majestic. Credit: Marine Traffic

The UK Coastguard received a Mayday call last night from the cargo ship EMS Majestic, which was taking on water and sinking 13 miles south east of Eastbourne

Coastguard helicopter

The UK and Norwegian coastguards are currently dealing with a yacht which has lost its steering in difficult weather conditions in the North Sea