The last of the cargo on board the stricken vessel MV Kaami was successfully removed yesterday (Thursday 30 April).

The vessel, which remains grounded on rocks between Skye and Lewis, had been impossible to board safely during the early part of this week due to fresh sea conditions.

Yesterday more settled weather allowed salvors to remove the last 30 tonnes of biodegradable wood and paper pellets to a landing craft, for safe disposal on the mainland.

The focus of the salvage operation will now move to completing repairs, which will make the vessel watertight ahead of re-floating and towing to a safe haven.

Pictures show the salvage vessels alongside the now-empty vessel, which is partially waterlogged, and a diver at work within the water-filled cargo hold aboard MV Kaami (MCA).