Preparations were being finalised last night to refloat the cargo ship which has been stranded on rocks off Duncansby Head.
A ship stranded in the Pentland Firth is finally on the move again after running aground last week.
Work is under way to offload some of the cargo and fuel oil from the ship which is stranded on rocks in the Pentland Firth.
The crew of a Dutch cargo ship are facing a third night aboard their vessel which remains grounded on rocks in the Pentland Firth.
An investigation is under way into how a cargo ship ran aground on rocks near the eastern entrance to the Pentland Firth early yesterday.
HM Coastguard crews are making attempts to refloat a run aground cargo ship of the coast of the Pentland Skerries.