The MV Pentalina had 60 people on board when it grounded at St Margaret’s Hope on Saturday night near the village of St Margaret’s Hope.
ixty passengers were evacuated, including three children and an infant. The coastguard stated that a sudden mechanical failure is likely to be at blame. The Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) is anticipated to attend on Tuesday as the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) inspects the ferry to evaluate damage.
Smoke was spotted in The Pentland Ferries ship’s engine room before the incident happened. After the ferry sent out a mayday signal at around 19:30, emergency services were summoned to the area, including lifeboats that evacuated passengers. Later, it was floated again and berthed at St. Margaret’s Hope.
According to local news, passengers said the rescue effort was calm and efficient and there were no reports of injuries.