Salvors working to refloat cargo ship aground in UK
Topics: SHIP UK
A HM Coastguard search and rescue helicopter winched all of the eight-person crew to safety from the cargo vessel which ran aground in adverse weather conditions in the early hours on March 23.
The vessel, which made contact with the Coastguard and reported taking on water, remains on hard ground at Sgeir Graidach rock and is being monitored by the U.K.'s Maritime & Coastguard Agency.
Salvage efforts are being overseen by the Secretary of State’s Representative for Maritime Salvage and Intervention supported by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, salvors, the ship’s insurers and the Scottish Environment Group.
Salvage company Resolve is removing pollutants from the vessel as it prepares for the removal of cargo. Salvors and specialist divers are carrying out onboard and underwater surveys to assist with the intended refloating and eventual removal of the vessel. ■