The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency has announced that a DFDS vessel has got stuck off the coast of Scotland.
The Lysblink Seaways, a 7,500 dwt cargo ship, ran aground near Ardnamurchan Point in the early hours of Wednesday 18th February.
The coastguard said no injuries were sustained and that the ship was not in any current danger. However, it was unable to refloat at high tide.
The Lysblink Seaways was headed to Skogn in Norway from Belfast with an alleged cargo of paper.
The BBC has reported that the nine crew members are currently still on board.
The UK coastguard states that counter-pollution equipment has been sent to the vessel after a small leak of oil on the starboard side, which it says “is estimated to be an egg cup in volume as it has created a light sheen of about 2m by 2m.” There is a low risk of pollution.
A small tug, the Forth Jouter is loading diving equipment at Mallaig and will be at the sight in the next few hours.
Two salvage companies, Spitzer and Smit, are involved with a team of two - the Salvage Master and Naval Architect. They are expected to make an assessment in the early evening.