Salvors remove all cargo from grounded MV Kaami

Salvors have successfully offloaded the last recoverable cargo material from general cargo vessel MV Kaami (IMO 9063885), which ran aground in the Minch between Skye and Lewis, Scotland on March 23rd.

Weather conditions during the early part of the last week had made it unsafe for the salvors to board the vessel. This slowed down the salvage operation, HM Coastguard said in an update. Settled weather conditions on April 30th allowed the removal of about 30 tonnes of cargo to a landing craft for subsequent disposal.

The Coastguard said that the focus of the salvage operation would now be on completing repairs in order to make the vessel watertight and allow it to be re-floated.

The open hatch single-decker ran aground off the Isle of Skye while carrying a cargo of pelletized refuse-derived fuel. All eight Russian crew were evacuated the same day.

The Kaami had sailed from Drogheda on March 21st and was bound to Slite, Gotland, Sweden.

1994-built, Bahamas-flagged, 2,715 gt Kaami is owned by Misje Bulk AS care of Misje Rederi AS of Bergen, Norway. It is entered with Gard P&I (Bermuda) on behalf of Misje Bulk AS. It is entered for H&M and Loss Of Hire with Gard AS as claims leader.