23rd September 2018
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Coastguard rescues injured yachter off Fair Isle

Coastguard rescues injured yachter off Fair Isle

21/04/2018, by in News

A yachter has been taken to hospital with a suspected broken arm after being rescued off Fair Isle.The woman and her husband had been aboard the French yacht Francois Marine. At around 7.25pm on Friday the pair placed a pan-pan distress call, indicating an emergency which does not pose threa... Read more...

Search ongoing for missing woman

Search ongoing for missing woman

13/04/2018, by in News, ST Online

Police in Shetland are continuing to make enquiries to trace missing person Lorraine Grains from Vidlin.The 43-year-old was reported missing on Thursday.Searches were carried out on Thursday and have been ongoing in the Laxo area today.This search has involved police officers, local coas... Read more...

Injured crewman airlifted

Injured crewman airlifted

A crewman has been injured on an offshore installation during an incident this morning.The Sumburgh-based coastguard helicopter was called to evacuate the man from the Cormorant Alpha platform 85 miles north east of Sumburgh.The incident was reported to the coastguard at around 10am. Read more...

Salmon boat breakdown

Salmon boat breakdown

The Aith lifeboat has come to the rescue of a salmon boat which broke down about four miles north-east of Foula.Shetland Coastguard received the call at 5am on Saturday morning to the Migdale, due to a machinery failure.The coastguard believed it was an issue with the vessel's prop and four... Read more...

Medivac for Skerries man

Medivac for Skerries man

25/07/2017, by in News

A man in Skerries has been airlifted to the mainland after suffering a head injury.The Sumburgh-based coastguard helicopter Rescue 900 was called out at around 1pm this afternoon following reports of a man collapsing and subsequently suffering a head injury.The man was landed at Tingwall Air... Read more...