Multi-agency partners working together following maritime incident

Issued by Police Scotland on behalf of Highlands and Islands Local Resilience Partnership (HILRP)

Multi-agency partners have been working closely together since a maritime incident on board the MV Parida, shortly after leaving Scrabster, at approximately 19:53 hours on Tuesday 07 October 2014.

At approximately 03:25 hours on Wednesday 08 October 2014, a tow line was established with the MV Parida where it has subsequently been towed to a safe anchorage approximately one mile off the South Soutor headland at Cromarty.

The vessel is currently undergoing repairs and an inspection will take place before a decision is made on resuming its journey.

There are no public safety concerns with the vessel or its cargo.

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NOTE TO EDITORS

The multi-agency response is co-ordinated and facilitated by Police Scotland and currently includes the following:

Highlands and Islands Local Resilience Partnership (HILRP)
Martime and Coastguard Agency (MCGA)
Civil Nuclear Constabulary (CNC)
Dounreay Site Restoration Limited (DSRL)
Cromarty Firth Port Authority
Highland Council
Scottish Government Marine Scotland Division
Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA)
Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS)
Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA)
Orkney Islands Council
and the private operating companies.

8 Oct 2014
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