Rescue services attend trawler in difficulties

Aith lifeboat and the Sumburgh coastguard rescue helicopter were involved in an incident where a trawler reported taking in water north east of Unst.

The Norwegian registered, Scottish crewed Starlight Rays, reported she was in difficulties around 12.30pm yesterday. The 24m ship, with seven people on board was around 40 miles offshore.

Rescue helicopter 900 was first on the scene and left once it was established the vessel was no longer taking water. A tow was arranged with her pair vessel Kjelsvik.

Aith lifeboat continued until she was alongside the trawler as a precaution.

Starlight Rays was outside Peterhead harbour this afternoon.

The trawler Starlight Rays.


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