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Fri Sea cargo ship grounded at Corpach refloated

Grounded ship Image copyright Iain Ferguson

A 91m cargo ship which ran aground on the west coast of Scotland has been refloated.

Stornoway Coastguard said the Fri Sea went aground on Saturday morning while docking at Corpach.

There were no reports of injuries or signs of pollution and the crew remain on board the vessel.

A second attempt to refloat the vessel, at about 20:00 on Sunday, was successful.

A tug called Kyle of Lochalsh moved the Fri Sea from where it had grounded.

Another ship at the scene, near Fort William, had been unable to help move the Fri Sea at morning high tide.

Image copyright JM Briscoe
Image caption The Burhoui made an attempt to pull the Fri Sea clear on Sunday morning
Image copyright Fiona Campbell

The Fri Sea, operated by the Kopervik Group, was due to collect a load of timber.

Another Kopervik cargo ship, the Fri Ocean, ran aground in the Sound of Mull in June 2013 while transporting timber from Corpach to Varberg in Sweden

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