The Unst fire crew was called out to pump water from the inter-island ferry Fivla after she hit a rock early on Saturday.
Shetland Coastguard was notified about the incident which happened near Belmont as the ferry crossed Bluemull Sound shortly after 6am and led to a suspension of the service for a short while.
There were no passengers on board and none of the four crew were injured, the coastguard confirmed. However, the fire service was called upon to deal with a “small amount of water” taken on by the vessel.
The Fivla suffered a small amount of damage to her hull and propeller. She is alongside the Bluemull Pier. The Geira ferry is being used as a replacement until the Fivla is inspected and any repairs are done.