26th February 2018
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Lifeboat called out but charter vessel crew manages to fix engine

The Aith lifeboat was called out in gale force winds today to assist a vessel in difficulties off the West Side of Shetland.

The 38-foot charter vessel Sceptre was carrying 13 people onboard when her engine broke down off the isle of Vementry.

Shetland Coastguard was alterted just after noon and the the volunteer crew from Aith responded to their launch request.

However, the Sceptre crew managed to fix the breakdown before the lifeboat reached the scene and she returned to base, arriving back in Aith by 1pm.

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