Two dead as giant wave strikes oil tanker near Scottish coast
Two crewmembers were killed and a third is in hospital after a huge wave Saturday hit a Singapore-registered oil tanker in the Pentland Firth, off the Scottish coast.
The 42,000 gross ton 'FR8 Venture' had loaded crude oil at Scapa Flow terminal in Orkney and was bound for Houston. Upon entering the Pentland Firth, into weather of westerly winds of gale force 8 to storm force 10, and a four- to five-meter swell, the ship took a large wave over the bow where the three crewmen were working, the United Kingdom's Maritime and Coastguard Agency said in statement.
A pilot has been placed on the ship, owned by Freight Ship Management PTC Ltd., to take it back into port at Scapa Flow.