Rescue Operation For Grounded Fishing Vessel – Kirkcudbright

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency plus the crew from the Kirkcudbright RNLI Lifeboat station have been involved with the rescue of a large fishing vessel earlier today 31 March 2017 which has run aground.
The incident involving the fishing vessel Accord (based in Killkeel Ireland) happened at at 02.30am this morning on Friday 31 March 2017 south of the Life Boat Station, Kirkcudbright.

There have been no reported injuries. Damage to the vessel is being assessed with possible repairs to seal the hull being considered. At present there is no leakage of fuel oil.

The Dumfries and Galloway Council is assisting the Maritime and Coastguard Agency and other partner agencies in responding to this incident. We have arrangements in place for scenarios such as this, and these have been implemented.

It is important that people stay clear of the area so that these agencies can continue to deal with the situation.

Image Courtesy of D.I.

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