Lifeboat called to help drifting ferry
The Fair Isle ferry Good Shepherd has been towed into Grutness after drifting off Sumburgh Head having broken down shortly before 10am with 15 people on board.
The Lerwick lifeboat was called to help the vessel, which was said to be in no immediate danger. The conditions were good, and there were several vessels in the immediate vicinity.
Ferry operations manager Ken Duerden said the breakdown appeared to have been caused by a fuel pump and there was sufficient seaway to take the vessel under tow.
Good Shepherd was about a-mile-and-a-half south of Sumburgh when she lost power and drifted in a roughly west-north-westerly direction, away from the coast. She had 11 passengers and four crew on board.
The Shetland Times photographer Dave Donaldson captured the video footage below: