24th March 2019
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Lifeboat call-out

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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 vessel managed to get up her engines restarted.

The incident is ongoing with a lifeboat standing by incase of another breakdown.

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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