NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland

Stricken yacht returns to Lerwick harbour

Lerwick lifeboat has brought a stricken yacht back to harbour after it ran into trouble off the coast of Shetland.

The "Epoksy", a Norwegian trimaran with two people on board, lost its mast on Thursday evening about 70 miles out in the North Sea.

The lifeboat was scrambled when a tow being given by an offshore supply vessel lost its connection.

Shetland Coastguard said the operation was very far out to sea for a lifeboat. No one was injured in the incident.

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