Highlands & Islands

Freight ship MV Clipper Ranger crashes into Stornoway pier

An investigation has been launched after a freight vessel collided with a pier at Stornoway on Lewis causing damage to the boat's hull.

The MV Clipper Ranger, which serves the Ullapool to Stornoway route, had 19 crew and 10 passengers onboard.

No-one was hurt in the incident which happened at about 07:45.

Emergency repairs are need to the boat before it can be taken to a dry dock. The MV Hebridean Isles has been brought in as a temporary replacement.

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