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Ship carrying radioactive concrete catches fire off Scotland

The Parida caught fire late last night.

The Parida
The Parida
Image: India/Shipspotting.com via Shipspotting.com

A FIRE ON board a ship carrying radioactive concrete has forced it to anchor off the Scottish coast.

The Parida is reported to have been carrying concrete from a power station to Antwerp in Belgium.

The ship caught fire late last night, having been battered by high winds. There are no reported injuries and the fire has since been extinguished.

Aberdeen Coast Guard was alerted last night and evacuated the nearby Beatrice oil platform as a precaution.

PastedImage-16280 The location of the Parida Source: MarineTraffic.com

The BBC quotes a Shetland Coastguard spokesperson as saying the ship is under tow.

The Scottish government say that they are “closely monitoring” the situation.

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