Thurso lifeboat launches to assist 89m cargo vessel aground in Pentland Firth
Thurso's volunteer lifeboat crew were paged at 03.40am this morning to assist a cargo vessel which had run aground at the Pentland Skerries.
It is expected that at high water, 4.00pm, an attempt will be made to tow the cargo vessel from its current position. It is hoped that the vessel will be safe enough to be escorted into Lyness, Hoy, by the Longhope lifeboat.
As this is an ongoing operation please contact the Coastguard for further updates.
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