Lifeboat safely helps vessel to harbour

Lerwick Lifeboat rescued a motor vessel in the early hours this morning (Wednesday) after she had suffered from mechanical failures.

Coastguard confirmed the unnamed Norwegian vessel called for help shortly before 2.20am while she was eight miles off of Lerwick.

The lifeboat crew managed to bring the boat safely to harbour without incident and both crews arrived around 4.30am. The RNLI crew managed to get a line aboard and take the vessel under tow to the Albert Dock.

RNLI Lerwick said in a Facebook post this afternoon that the two people on board the 12-metre vessel had made it back to harbour safely after the boat’s engine had overheated.


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