A local fishing vessel ran aground when attempting to leave port in Stanley Harbour, but has now been freed.
The vessel involved was the “Sil”, a trawler owned by local company Polar Seafish.
While trying to heave up anchor, the vessel was caught by currents in the Harbour and pushed against the shore in the early evening, the vessel spent around 2 and a half hours grounded before being eventually toed away.
Harbour Master Jo Cox explained that “human error” alongside other factors does sometimes cause ships to run aground, despite systems in place within the Harbour to prevent it from happening. A ships tends to run aground in Stanley Harbour around once a year.