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Lysblink Seaways Floats Off Scottish Shore

Rob Almeida
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February 20, 2015

Lysblink Seaways refloated, image by MCA via BBC

At just before 9PM last night, the grounded cargo ship Lysblink Seaways unexpectedly self-floated from the shore at Kilchoan, Scotland.

The ship had run aground on the shore two days ago for reasons yet unknown.

The UK’s Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) says the ship is now anchored in close proximity to where she ran aground while a dive inspection team continues to work on behalf of the salvors from Svitzer.

The MCA says the vessel is stable although still leaking a small amount of oil. Oil absorbant booms have been installed around the ship.

“Anything that can be captured and removed to minimise damage to the environment, we will do,” said Hugh Shaw, the UK Secretary of State’s representative (SOSREP).

The MCA says the weather is favorable for the diving team to complete their inspection of the vessel today while additional salvage equipment is brought to the site.

The following is video shot of her aground yesterday.

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