19th December 2018
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Daroja arrives in Lerwick Harbour after weekend collision

The Streamline chartered container ship Daroja was back in Lerwick today after colliding with another vessel near Peterhead on Saturday.

The small tanker Erin Wood, an occasional visitor to Shetland, almost sank following the collision four miles from the North East port on Saturday afternoon in force four south-westerly winds.

The 24m long vessel had almost capsized by the time her crew and Peterhead lifeboat crew managed to start pumping her out. A number of hours later she was taken in tow by Peterhead trawler Ocean Endeavour and taken to the harbour of refuge at Peterhead.

Daroja was escorted into Peterhead by the lifeboat where she was surveyed before continuing her journey to Lerwick. No-one was injured in the collision.

According to AIS data, both vessels appear to have been heading north at the time of the collision. Daroja had left Aberdeen a little over an hour before the incident. An investigation into the collision by the Marine Accident Investigation Branch is under way.

The 91m long Daroja is registered in Cyprus and owned by a German shipping company and leased to Streamline.

About Peter Johnson

Reporter for The Shetland Times. I have also worked as an employed and freelance reporter and editor for a variety of print and broadcast media outlets and as as a freelance photographer and film maker/cameraman. In addition to journalism, I have experience in construction, oil analysis, aquaculture, fisheries, the health service and oral history.

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