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Cargo ship back alongside at Lyness

The Vega Scorpio being assisted by the tug Einar.
(Cristle Macdonald)

ORKNEY Islands Council Marine Services tugs and a pilot boat were deployed to Lyness today after a cargo ship parted moorings.

The Vega Scorpio started to come away from the harbour in high winds.

Also now involved in the operation is the Green Marine multi-cat Green Isle which is on scene.

The Vega Scorpio was taken to Lyness three weeks ago after she dragged her moorings in Scapa Flow in a gale.

With storm force winds forecast, she is now back alongside at Lyness, with ropes on the pier once again.