NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland

Tug Herakles takes drifting cargo ship Industrial Kennedy under tow

An Orkney-based emergency tug has taken a drifting cargo ship under tow.

The Herakles was dispatched on Thursday after the German-owned Industrial Kennedy lost power 160 miles north-west of the island of Foula.

The freighter, with 13 crew on board, was taken under tow after Shetland Coastguard dispatched the tug.

The ship had been drifting in a 6m swell, in strong north westerly winds.

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