Mooring lines untied from Lerwick lifeboat 

Lerwick Lifeboat’s crew discovered two mooring lines had been untied from the winches – which could have created disastrous consequences if there had been an emergency call-out. 

“We use these hand winches to bring the lifeboat closer, so that our crew can board quickly and prepare to launch,” Lerwick lifeboat wrote in a Facebook post yesterday (Monday).

The post said the lines were “lying in the water” and stressed that if the crew were called out to an emergency, trying to recover these lines would waste “valuable minutes” or even prevent them from launching altogether.


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  • John

    • June 25th, 2024 15:15

    Shame on whom ever did this , idle hands are the devils tools but really, don’t people think. I don’t believe a local person would do this as they know what brilliant work their fellow folk do.

  • Paul Tambini

    • June 26th, 2024 17:05

    Any sign on Shetland web cams?

  • Mrs. Mary-Louise Scolding

    • June 26th, 2024 20:02

    What a stupid and dangerous thing to do.Some people have no intelligence and no heart either, meddling with a life-saving craft for their own amusement!! Heaven help us…what next?😢😢😢

  • Colin

    • June 26th, 2024 21:31

    I am an x crew member of an inshore Lifeboat and had to do a shout where a young person had fallen in of a pier and some idiot had stolen the pier lifeguard ring. I spent 2 hours on my shout and the station spent 24hours trying to locate the young person only to find the local coastguard reported a body 2 days later. Please do not interfer with potential life saving equipment.

    Colin Hagan


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