A cruise ship which was impounded at Portland last week has been cleared to sail.
More than six hundred passengers were sent home from the MV Discovery when their cruise to see the Northern Lights was cancelled. The ship has now passed a number of safety checks and is expected to embark from Avonmouth on Friday.
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency has told us that officials went on board the Discovery at the end of last week as part of a routine inspection, and found a number of issues with 'safety management systems'.
This related to crew familiarisation of the ship and training.
The MCA ordered that the vessel should remain in place until the owners had made a number of improvements.