NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland

Fishing crew rescued after hitting another boat

Rosemount [Pic: Davie Tait]
Image caption The Rosemount was escorted to safety by Lerwick lifeboat

The crew of a Peterhead fishing boat has been safely escorted to Lerwick harbour after hitting another vessel.

The alarm was raised at about 20:05 on Wednesday after the Rosemount, with five people on board, collided with another boat then began to take on water.

Goods were being transferred between the two boats at the time.

A Shetland Coastguard helicopter delivered a pump to the stricken vessel, which then returned to harbour.

The Rosemount was escorted back by Lerwick lifeboat.

The incident happened about 50 miles east of Lerwick.

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