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Lifeboat call-out

Lifeboat call-out

0 comments, 11/09/2016, by in News

Aith lifeboat was called out to assist a cargo vessel which had broken down with six people onboard.Shetland coastguard received the call at about 11.15am after the Eems Star had left Scalloway, and shortly after "lost all propulsion".The lifeboat was called to assist with a tow, however the... Read more...

Medivac for Foula man

Medivac for Foula man

1 comment, 15/03/2016, by in News

A man was airlifted by helicopter from Foula suffering chest pains yesterday evening.According to UK Coastguard the 36-year-old arrived at Clickimin landing site at 6.55pm, an hour-and-a-quarter after emergency services were alerted. He was met by ambulance and taken to the Gilbert Bain Hospital... Read more...

Containers lost overboard

Containers lost overboard

0 comments, 31/01/2016, by in News

Six empty containers were washed overboard from a cargo ship west of the Fair Isle Channel on Friday night.The coastguard says there has been no sign of the containers, which eash measured 20 feet in length, since the incident took place.A warning has gone out for vessels to be on the look-o... Read more...

Bad weather hampers air ambulance visit

Bad weather hampers air ambulance visit

0 comments, 12/07/2015, by in News

A second attempt to show off one of two air ambulances being brought into services was hampered by poor visibility.A planned itinerary was arranged and should have seen a new Airbus H145 tour extensively round parts of the isles, following feedback during consultation with communities.Th... Read more...