Saturday, 26 July 2008

MV Muirneag


Our freight ferry, MV Muirneag, met with a wee bit of an accident on docking at Stornoway yesterday morning. Muirneag takes cargo vehicles across the Minch in an overnight run between Stornoway and Ullapool. Yesterday, she was preparing to dock along no 1 pier here when an apparent technical fault caused her to run aground at Priest's Island [shown on the left of this picture], off the Castle Grounds. The ship refloated half an hour later on the rising tide and docked successfully shortly afterwards. Conditions were clear with light winds. The cause of the incident is being investigated. Earlier this evening, the ship was seen leaving Stornoway, and the AIS ship monitoring site showed her passing Cape Wrath at 8pm, bound for Aberdeen.

12 comments:

  1. Good thing that tide came up so it could float off. A very good picture. Helen

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  2. Whoops! I'm glad they got her refloated without any damage to her. Jeannette xx  

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  3. Love that picture Guido.  Scotland is so very beautiful.  Yes, even at the docks.

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  4. Great picture but sounds like she did a big "whoops." Linda in WA

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  5. Dear Guido, uhhh what is a "wee bit of an accident"????
    :)giggle
    Hey in all seriousness I,m very glad all is well now
    nice photo
    natalie

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  6. Thank goodness she was able to refloat herself !!  Captain will be in a bit of bother me thinks  lol   Love Sybil xx

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  7. ally12313058591827 July 2008 at 11:43

    Lovely picture Guido ~ glad she able to right herself without any other help ~ Ally x

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  8. i'm glad the ship ended up being ok!!

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  9. helmswondermom28 July 2008 at 07:16

    So I take it there was no damage done.  Glad of that!
    Lori

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  10. springangel23528 July 2008 at 13:36

    Great photo...hope there was no damage done!
    Take care!
    Joyce

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  11. Love this photo but that ferry is very long to run aground.  I am glad the tide was able to float it off again.  Quite a different set of hazards the boat people have compared to the rest of us.  Glad you were able to get a photo of the mishap!  Gerry
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  12. Glad to hear that she managed to refloat later in the day.
    hugs Jayne

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