Freighter ran on rock, Russian crew rescued, Scotland

General cargo ship KAAMI ran aground on the rock, known locally as Eugenie Rock which in about 6 nm North West off Duntulm, Isle of Skye, Scotland, at 0150 UTC Mar 23, reported RLNI UK. The Portree Lifeboat was launched at 2.24am., also were deployed the Emergency Towing Vessel IEVOLI BLACK (IMO 9439242) and the Pharos, a Northern Lighthouse Board buoy-laying vessel. 8 all Russian crew were airlifted to Stornoway by duty Stornoway Coastguard Rescue Helicopter, all are safe. Stornoway coastguard said weather conditions were “challenging” and stormy with high seas at the time of the rescue.
According to track, the ship was still on the rocks as of 1600 UTC Mar 23 with AIS on, offshore tug IEVOLI BLACK standing by. The ship is en route from Belfast to Slite Sweden.

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