Grounded Cargo Vessel MV Danio
Further to our news release on 16/03/2013, the MV Danio was finally refloated by a large salvage tug and the Titan Salvage team, at approximately 3am this morning (28/03/2013), after grounding there shortly before 5am on Saturday 16 March 2013.. The vessel is now being taken to Blyth, where its cargo of timber logs may be unloaded, and the vessel fully examined to assess the degree of hull damage. The operation is understood to have been carried out smoothly, without the spillage of any pollution at this environmentally sensitive location.
Seahouses RNLI were not involved in the salvage operation. Volunteer Lifeboat crews spent over 20 hours at sea during the early rescue stage of the operation. A Marine Accident Investigation is being carried out, to determine the cause of this incident.