20th April 2019
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RIB towed into harbour after fire fears

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An inflatable boat was towed into Lerwick this morning following concerns about a possible fire on board.

Ayda-Ruby, issued a pan-pan alert at the harbour’s south entrance at about 10.30am.

The 8.4-metre rigid inflatable vessel was carrying three people and Shetland coastguard called the Lerwick lifboat. The Kebister tug was also called to the scene.

The lifeboat towed her back into Lerwick harbour. Nobody was hurt in the incident and the coastguard could not provide more details about the “suspected fire”.

About Adam Guest

Reporter for The Shetland Times. I have also worked as a senior news reporter at The Press and Journal, The Barnsley Chronicle and as a freelance reporter for The Doncaster Free Press. Alongside news reporting I specialise in music and sports journalism. Pork pie lover.

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