Cruise liner that ran aground with 112 people on board is refloated

May 21, 2013 | by | 0 Comments

A cruise liner that ran aground off Britain with 112 people on board was refloated yesterday.

The MS Serenissima had left Oban in Scotland for Ireland when it hit a sandbank around 6.30pm on Monday.

The 87m-long ship was refloated just after 1am after high winds foiled the first attempt.

The MS Serenissima cruise ship grounded of Oban, Argyll and Bute

The MS Serenissima cruise ship grounded of Oban, Argyll and Bute

Divers assessed the liner before it set off and found it had been undamaged in the incident.

A spokeswoman for Oban RNLI said: “The initial attempt at refloating the ship used its own engine with the lifeboat providing assistance by pulling at the stern.

“Unfortunately this attempt was hampered by a strong wind blowing the ship towards the shore, and was unsuccessful.”

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