Salvors are making the final preparations for the removal of fuel from the Lysblink Seaways, a DFDS vessel which ran aground in Scotland on Wednesday 18 2015.
On the 22nd of February, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency UK announced that a tow line was placed on board, as per the contingency plan, and the vessel was towed out to sea. MCA states that the vessel is stable and anchored 1.5 miles east of Kilchoan in Mingary Bay with her nine crew on board. No oil sheen has been reported since earlier in the week, and salvage work continues to be completed.
According to weather forecasts, high winds are expected in the Sound of Mull until Tuesday. The Forth Jouster and Kingdom of Fife vessels are still on the scene working on salvage operations.
The Scottish Environment Group are monitoring the operation and have a representative on scene. A Marine Response Centre has been established to assist with the oversight and delivery of counter pollution measures.
A temporary exclusion zone of 200 metres is in place in the vessel’s new location.