Oil transfer complete in Belfast Lough

The transfer of 54,000 tonnes of oil from a damaged tanker in Belfast Lough has been successfully completed.

The Genmar Companion had been sheltering in the Lough since a crack was found on its deck 40 miles off Tory Island just over three weeks ago as the ship was heading from Rottrerdam to New York.

The oil was pumped onto the BW Seine in an operation that started on Friday evening, and had to be halted at least once as a result of high winds.

The Genmar Companion is now being brought into Belfast Harbour for repairs.