Cargo Ship Priscilla Refloated from Pentland Skerries

Image Courtesy: Thurso RNLI

Dutch cargo ship MV Priscilla was successfully refloated in the evening hours of July 25, a week after it grounded on the Pentland Skerries.

According to the HM Coastguard, the vessel was freed at around 9 pm local time. Following an initial assessment, the authorities agreed that the ship was in safe condition to be towed to Scapa Flow, Orkney Isles.

MV Priscilla arrived at its destination in the morning hours on July 26. The ship will undergo a further assessment, including an underwater dive inspection, at the safe anchorage.

Prior to the refloating attempt, salvors Multraship, Ardent and the ship’s operator Wagenborg removed 28 tonnes of marine gas oil (MGO) from the vessel and completed cargo discharge operations.

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