Pollution fears after ‘oily sheen’ spotted around stranded fishing vessel

A full scale rescue operation was launched early yesterday after the Oban-registered Colleira ran aground at the Vee Skerries, near Papa Stour. Fifteen crewmen were winched to safety after the alarm was raised at around 1.30am yesterday. It had been hoped the Anglo Spanish longliner would refloat at high tide, but last night the MCA confirmed it was “hard aground”. >click to read< 10:46

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