Lysblink Seaways towed to dry dock for repair

London: The DFDS Seaways vessel that ran aground off the coast of Scotland has been towed to a dry dock in Greenock, on the river Clyde.

The Lysblink Seaways (160 teu, built 2000) arrived at the dry dock for repair in the early evening on Thursday.

The vessel had been anchored in Scallastle Bay in the Sound of Mull to avoid bad weather, before being towed 150 nm to Greenock by Gesmar’s 55-tonne bollard pull tug, Luca.

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency says that, in spite of the damaged hull, there has been no ingress of water to the vessel.

The boxship refloated on a high tide on February 19 from where it originally ran aground.

The Lysblink Seaways ran aground on February 18 while carrying a cargo of paper waste from Belfast to Skogn, Norway.

Holly Birkett

Holly is Splash's Online Editor and correspondent for the UK and Mediterranean. She has been a maritime journalist since 2010, and has written for and edited several trade publications. She is currently studying for membership of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. In 2013, Holly won the Seahorse Club's Social Media Journalist of the Year award. She is currently based in London.
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