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Former Calmac ferry MV Suilven capsizes in Fiji

MV Suilven Image copyright Richard Webb/Geograph
Image caption A picture of MV Suilven when it operated on Calmac's Stornoway to Ullapool route

A former Caledonian MacBrayne ferry has capsized in Fiji.

MV Suilven was used on Calmac's Stornoway to Ullapool route until it was replaced by the MV Isle of Lewis in the 1990s.

All the ship's crew were believed to have been rescued following Tuesday's incident in Suva Harbour. The ferry was thought to have been carrying cargo.

Footage of the Suilven in heavy seas off New Zealand several years ago has been popular on YouTube.

The video has been viewed more than 78,000 times.

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