MAIB: ‘Lysblink Seaways’ Watch Officer was Drunk Before Grounding

The sole watchkeeper of the UK-flagged Lysblink Seaways was drunk when the ship ran aground earlier this year in Scotland, the UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch said in its investigation report released Thursday. The general cargo ship was on passage from Belfast to Skogn, Norway on February 18, 2015 when it ran aground at full speed near Kilchoan, Ardnamurchan … [Read more...]

Lysblink Seaways Arrives Safely in Greenock for Repairs

The stricken MV Lysblink Seaways is now safely berthed at Clydeport's Great Harbour in Greenock, Scotland following a 150-mile tow from the Sound of Mull. The ship arrived there at approximately 7:55 p.m. Thursday with help from the lead towing vessel Luca and the harbour tug Svitzer Milford, the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency reported. The tug Afon Menai, which assisted … [Read more...]

‘Lysblink Seaways’ Under Tow to Greenock, Scotland

The tow of the stricken MV Lysblink Seaways commenced Wednesday afternoon exactly two weeks after the ship ran aground along with western coast of Scotland. The passage plan was approved by Hugh Shay, Secretary of State's representative for Maritime Salvage and Intervention. The voyage covers 150 nautical miles from Scallastle Bay in the Sound of Mull to the Inchgreen ship … [Read more...]

Lysblink Seaways Tow Expected Wednesday

The MV Lysblink Seaways is expected to be towed to a repair facility in Greenock, Scotland as early as Wednesday where it will undergo repairs to fix damage from its grounding along the west coast of Scotland on February 18th. The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency reports that the owners of the Lysblink Seaways have confirmed that the vessel will be towed to Inchgreen, … [Read more...]

MV Lysblink Seaways Drags Anchor Amid Salvage Off Scotland

The DFDS Seaways cargo ship 'Lysblink Seaways' is continuing its battle against the elements after running aground last week and later self-floating off the coast of Scotland. According to an update from the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency, the MV Lysblink Seaways dragged anchor in strong winds early Sunday morning amid ongoing salvage operations. Following the incident, a … [Read more...]