Highlands & Islands

Cape Wrath boat towed to safety after getting into difficulty

A Lerwick-registered cargo boat is being towed to safety after getting into trouble overnight off Cape Wrath in the north west Highlands.

The Norholm lost engine power at about 20:00 on Sunday and was drifting towards the coast in a westerly gale.

The Stornoway coastguard helicopter was scrambled in case the four-man crew had to abandon ship.

But the Lochinver lifeboat - which also went to the scene - managed to hold the Norholm off the shore.

The Thurso lifeboat is now also on its way to provide assistance along with the coastguard tugboat Herakles.

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