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Cargo ship runs aground off isle of Mull

Fri Ocean cargo ship aground off Mull
Image caption The ship ran aground on rocks south of Tobermory

A cargo ship has run aground off the Isle of Mull in the Hebrides.

Coastguards received a call at about 06:00 to say the 90m vessel was on rocks and taking on water about 2.5 miles south of Tobermory.

The seven crew on board are said to be safe and well. The Tobermory lifeboat and a coastguard rescue team have been sent to the scene.

The ship, which is carrying wood, was travelling from Fort William to Varberg in Sweden.

A video of the incident was published by the RNLI on its website.

A coastguard spokesman said: "The vessel is taking on water but pumps are running to keep the water level steady.

"The vessel is upright and there is no reported pollution."

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