Svitzer Salvage Team Inspects Grounded DFDS Cargo Ship

Lysblink Seaways
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The U.K Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) reports the grounded DFDS cargo ship Lysblink Seaway has spilled an undefined quantity of diesel oil from it’s starboard side.  The MCA says an absorbent oil boom has been put into contain the spill and weather operations are cooperating.

Briggs Marine vessels Forth Jouster and Kingdom of Fife are on scene and are supporting the salvage operation while a salvage team from Svitzer conducts an assessment of the damage.

DFDS spokesperson Gert Jakobsen says the crew of the vessel is still on board at this time.

The vessel grounded at Kilchoan, Scotland in the early morning on Wednesday.

A temporary exclusion zone of 100 meters has been established around the vessel.