Update: Lysblink Seaways Towed to Scallastle Bay

Lysblink Seaways Towed to Scallastle Bay

The DFDS cargo ship Lysblink Seaways arrived last night at the sheltered Scallastle Bay in the Sound of Mull after being towed by the Kingdom of Fife tug for the 17 mile journey, supported by the Forth Jouster, the UK Coast Guard reports.

The Emergency Towing Vessel Herakles provided escort and safety cover. Herakles was released at 10 pm local time yesterday .

Lysblink Seaways continues to be stable. However the weather forecast for the coming days is not good which means she will remain where she is until conditions are more favourable.

A decision about where she will be taken for repair has yet to be made. In the meantime, the Norwegian tug Luca has arrived to take over from the Kingdom of Fife.

The Scottish Environment Group continues to monitor events and is supporting the work being done.

A temporary exclusion zone of 100 metres is now in place.

Lysblink Seaways had run aground north of the Isle of Mull, off the west coast of Scotland, at approximately 01:50 am local time, February 18.


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