Cargo vessel Lysblink Seaways to be towed 150 miles to Greenock


The cargo ship that ran aground last month near Ardnamurchan Point is due to be towed today (Tuesday).

Lysblink Seaways will be towed 150 nautical miles to Inchgreen, Greenock on the Firth of Clyde.

The 394ft-long vessel was carrying paper from Belfast to Norway when it ran aground.

It was later refloated and anchored in Scallastle Bay in the Sound of Mull.

Hugh Shaw, the Secretary of State’s representative Maritime Salvage and Intervention said: “The tow will, where possible, take advantage of sheltered waters and will move through the Sound of Mull, Firth of Lorn, Sound of Jura and the North Channel before entering the Firth of Clyde.”