Hunterston Terminal incident update

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency through its Counter-Pollution officers and HM Coastguard continue to monitor a drill ship which broke loose from its mooring at Hunterston Terminal in Ayrshire yesterday evening (02 February).

HM Coastguard received a mayday call just after 7.20pm after the ship, with eight crew on board, started to drift without power. The vessel was able to remain anchored off Hunterston.

The engines have now been restored and the ship’s technical managers are working with the Port Authority to return the ship to a place of safety.

A moored vessel at the terminal has also required assistance in the worsening weather and is currently being helped to hold its position by four tugs.

The Girvan RNLI lifeboat, senior coastal operations officers and coastguard rescue teams from across the area remain on scene to provide support.

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