NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland

Boat in seven-hour Orkney rescue mission

A fishing boat has been towed to safety following a seven-hour rescue mission off Orkney.

The crews of three boats and a lifeboat were among those who worked through the night after the Robina III ran aground a short distance from the port at Carness.

The lifeboat crew, on a training exercise nearby, were called to the aid of the boat at about 18:50 on Thursday.

The rescue was completed just after 02:00 on Friday.

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