A PRESSURE group has called for an independent investigation into the Valaris DS4 ship scandal that saw a major emergency operation mounted after it broke from its moorings. Environmental activists The Friends of the Firth of Clyde have said a major incident ‘was narrowly averted’, one they claim could have led to loss of life and major pollution. It has been claimed that if the anchor on the vessel had not held amid the 70mph winds, then the ship was only 15-20 minutes away from striking the Isle of Cumbrae. A group spokesperson said: “The incident raises important questions, and we ask what does it tell us about the suitability of the jetty for activities proposed in the Hunterston Master Plan?
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