Investigation after cargo ship runs aground near harbour

NorthLink's MV Arrow freight vessel got stuck partially out of the water in Aberdeen on Thursday.

Aground: MV Arrow got into difficulty. Fubar News
Aground: MV Arrow got into difficulty.

An investigation has been launched after a cargo ship ran aground on approach to Aberdeen harbour.

NorthLink’s MV Arrow freight vessel got stuck partially out of the water in the fairway channel on Thursday morning.

The ship was coming towards the end of her overnight sailing south from Lerwick when the incident happened at around 7.30am.

Difficulty: Harbour tugs freed the vessel. Courtesy of Fubar Media

Nobody was injured, with the vessel being freed by harbour tugs before progressing to the harbour.

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An inspection is to be carried out.

A NorthLink spokesperson said: “We can confirm that the chartered MV Arrow freight vessel ran aground upon entering Aberdeen Harbour at approximately 0730 today [Thursday 25 June].

“There were no reported injuries or risk to the environment and the vessel has since been freed and proceeded to its normal berth. We are working with Aberdeen Harbour Board, the vessel’s owners and the relevant authorities to conduct a full investigation.”


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