Update: Vessel run aground in Scotland continues to leak oil

The Lysblink Seaways, which remains aground at Kilchoan, has leaked more diesel oil since it ran aground off the coast of Scotland
Update: Vessel run aground in Scotland continues to leak oil

The DFDS vessel, the Lysblink Seaways, has leaked more oil after running aground at Kilchoan in the early hours of Wednesday 18 February.

According to the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), after discussing the Secretary of State’s representative (SOSREP) Hugh Shaw, the MCA Counter-Pollution has used an absorbent boom to cope with the oil leak from the starboard side of the vessel.

Better weather has enabled salvage vessels to use equipment more easily. Briggs Marine vessels including the Forth Jouster and Kingdom of Fife are on the scene and supporting the salvage operation.

A Svitzer Salvage team is on board the vessel conducting a detailed damage assessment. A temporary exclusion zone of 100 metres has been established around the vessel.

It is expected that initial findings and salvage operations will be reported to the SOSREP and the wider Salvage Control Unit, later in the afternoon. 

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by Laura Stackhouse

readmt.com Editor

Laura Stackhouse is the Web Editor of readmt.com, an official publication of the International Marine Purchasing Association (IMPA). To discuss news, features or contributing to readmt.com please get in touch.

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