Cargo Ship Runs Aground off Scotland

General cargo vessel Lysblink Seaways has gone aground north of the Isle of Mull, off the west coast of Scotland, at approximately 01:50am this morning, the UK’s Maritime and Coastguard Agency said.

The vessel’s crew contacted Stornoway Coastguard to report of the grounding and request assistance.

The 160-TEU vessel has 9 people on board and the Tobermory RNLI lifeboat has been standing by the vessel on scene overnight.

“Currently the crew remain on board and will await tugs arriving on scene,”
MCA said.

The coastguard has tasked the emergency towing vessel Heracles to proceed to the area.

As informed, the vessel’s owners, Copenhagen-based shipping company DFDS Logistics Rederi AS, have appointed a salvage company and a commercial tug.

According to MCA, there is no report of pollution.

The 2000-built vessel was bound from Belfast to Skogn in Norway when she ran aground.

Image: Port of Hamburg; Video: Youtube/Jon Haylett

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