Islay Trader grounded at Margate, Kent on 8 October
UK Government’s Marine Accident Investigation Branch is investigating why two ships grounded in different parts of the UK over a period of three days. Both general cargo ships struck rock and were refloated to continue their voyage. However, there are questions over why they grounded in the first place. On 10 October, cargo ship Ruyter, with eight crew on board, ran aground at Rathlin Island in Northern Ireland.