138 skips full of cargo now removed from MV Kaami

Good weather has made it possible for the salvors to remove 44 skips worth of cargo from the MV Kaami over the weekend. The ship remains aground in the Minch between Skye and Lewis. So far 138 skips worth of cargo have been taken ashore and cargo offloading will continue on Monday and Tuesday.

Stephan Hennig, the Secretary of State’s Representative Maritime Salvage and Intervention, said: ‘Greatly improved weather and sea conditions have made all the difference in this operation as we had hoped they would. The removal of so much cargo now means we’re getting closer to the next phase of the salvage which will focus on assessing the internal damage and attempting to temporarily repair damaged sections of the ship.

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