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Lifeboats help cargo ship into Oban Harbour

A cargo ship which ran aground in the Sound of Mull on Friday has been helped by lifeboats into Oban harbour.

The Norwegian coaster, which is called Fri Ocean, is now anchored in the harbour, awaiting further inspection.

The Tobermory lifeboat had stood by the vessel all day on Friday while temporary patching was carried out.

On Saturday morning, the Oban lifeboat led it into the bay and traffic both in and out of the entrance was stopped to allow its safe entry.

The ship, which is carrying wood, is understood to have been travelling from Belfast to Varberg in Sweden.

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