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Tallship grounded on rocks near Oban

Oban lifeboat Image copyright Oban Lifeboat Station
Image caption The Oban lifeboat was involved in the operation

Oban Coastguard and the local lifeboat have gone to the rescue of a tallship which grounded on rocks off the Argyll coast.

Sixteen passengers were helped from the ship, the Flying Dutchman, at about 14.30 and were taken ashore by a diving vessel which was in the area.

Four crew and two passengers remained on board. No-one was injured.

The ship is now in Oban harbour, where a survey for damage will have to take place before she can leave port.

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