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17/10/2021

Tanker runs aground off County Derry coast

The tanker is currently being assisted by two tug boats.

Tanker runs aground off County Derry coast

The Thun Liffey tanker which has run aground at Magilligan. Pic: Aerial Vision NI

Two tug boats have been deployed to assist an oil tanker that ran aground off the County Derry coastline this morning.

The Thun Liffey oil tanker, built in 2020, is 150m long, weighs 17,500t and is registered in the Netherlands,

It was beginning the journey from Derry to the port of Milford Haven when it ran aground on the Tuns sand bank just off Magilligan Point this morning.

Port tug boats, Strathfoyle and Shrove are currently assisting the vessel.

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