18th February 2018
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Danish trawler towed to Lerwick

The harbout tugs Knab and Kebister assist the Karbak to berth at Lerwick. Photo: Charlie Umphray

The harbout tugs Knab and Kebister assist the Karbak to berth at Lerwick. Photo: Charlie Umphray

A Danish trawler was towed to Lerwick yesterday after her propeller became wound up in the cod end of her own net.

The 28-metre Karbak was taken in tow by another Danish stern trawler, the larger Tobis, about 90 miles north-east of Lerwick.

The Tobis arrives at Lerwick with the Karbak under tow. Photo: Charlie Umphray

The Tobis arrives at Lerwick with the Karbak under tow. Photo: Charlie Umphray

It took 24 hours for the two boats to make it to Lerwick, during which time the tow line parted three times.

On reaching the harbour the Karbak was assisted by the tugs Knab and Kebister, which helped her get alongside.

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Jim Tait is news editor at The Shetland Times.

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