Lerwick lifeboat tows in stricken creel boat
Lerwick lifeboat tonight went to the aid of a local creel boat that had experienced a gearbox failure in Mousa Sound.
The vessel, with one person on board, was taken under tow and returned safely to Lerwick harbour for around 8.30pm.
Coxswain Darren Harcus said: “Although not in imminent danger, the skipper of the vessel did the right thing by contacting the coastguard as soon as he realised he needed assistance. Our volunteer crew are always on call to respond and I’m pleased that we were able to help.”
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