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The BDMLR and RNLI volunteers calmly lifted the porpoise out and walked it to deeper water, where it was refloated and swam away.
vessel for the rest of the day and attempt to refloat it at high tide on
Two have since died and attempts were being made to refloat the rest.
And government is doing nothing to refloat the vessel for disposal, which costs millions.
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency said: "After several attempts, tugs have been unable to refloat the vessel during the high water period.
She said: "There is no risk to life and the crew remain on board in preparation for an attempt to refloat and tow the vessel to safety around midday on Sunday, with the next high water (2.30pm)."
The Sidon municipality is assisting with efforts to refloat the ship, as the onboard pumps are struggling to make headway with the water rushing in, the source said.
The oil rig grounded on the Western Isles should be refloated by Tuesday, officials said yesterday.
Around 80 conservation workers and volunteers were trying to refloat the surviving whales as high tide rolled in.
Salvage experts Svitzer had abandoned a plan to refloat the Hoegh Osaka, which was beached on Bramble Bank near to Southampton, Hampshire, because it was believed to be holding too much water which would have had to have been pumped out first.
Salvesen UK, a Liverpool-based contractor established for over 40 years and now conducting over 1000 diving projects a year, were engaged by Comet Technical Services on behalf of the National Museum of the Royal Navy to conduct a dive survey and some NDT inspection of the vessel during March, the result of which was that the hull was deemed in good enough condition to attempt the refloat. A grant of nearly one million pounds was awarded by the National Memorial Heritage Fund and operations recommenced on the 22nd of September.
An unprecedented operation to refloat the shipwrecked Costa Concordia began Monday in Italy, with salvage workers attempting to raise the rusty liner from its watery grave on the shores of a rugged Tuscan island.
Giglio Island, Italy - The operation to refloat the wreck of Italy's Costa Concordia cruise ship which began Monday is the biggest salvage project of its kind ever attempted.
"It was agreed to launch the Seahouses Inshore Lifeboat on the rising tide so that a line could be attached to the yacht as it refloated, and assistance given to the sole crewman to safely refloat the vessel.
However, it was reliably learnt that elaborate efforts were made to refloat the submarine.