NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland

Men rescued from fishing boat in North Sea

Welfare Image copyright Davie Tait

Two fishermen have been rescued after their fishing boat started taking on water in the North Sea.

A Coastguard helicopter and Fraserburgh lifeboat were called out to assist the Fraserburgh-registered Welfare, about four miles out to sea.

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) said other nearby vessels had also responded to the incident which was reported at about 10:10.

The Welfare was towed back to shore in an operation lasting several hours.

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