Salvage operation continues from MV Kaami

Salvors have been able to take a further 22 skips full of cargo from the grounded MV Kaami over the Easter weekend. It is estimated that around one third of the vessel’s cargo has now been removed.

Cargo offloading from MV Kaami is heavily dependent on weather and sea conditions and the salvage team were unable to safely carry out further cargo removal yesterday and are unable to continue the operation today (April 14).

The salvage is overseen by the Secretary of State’s Representative for Maritime Salvage and Intervention supported by the MCA, salvors, the ship’s insurers and the Scottish Environment Group.

A temporary exclusion zone of 500 metres remains in place around MV Kaami to all but those vessels directly involved in supporting the response. The Maritime Accident Investigation Branch is continuing their investigation remotely with assistance from the salvors.

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