NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland

Lifeboat sent to assist Shetland fishing boat taking in water

Aith lifeboat Image copyright RNLI
Image caption The Aith lifeboat escorted the boat to harbour

A fishing boat which started taking in water off Shetland has been escorted to safety by a lifeboat.

The Lerwick-registered Scottie's Pride, with one person on board, raised the alarm at about 10:00 after hitting rocks off Scousburgh.

The Aith lifeboat was dispatched to the scene to assist.

A larger fishing vessel had already arrived to help and provided a pump to bail out the smaller vessel.

The Scottie was then escorted to Scalloway.

Image copyright RNLI
Image caption An RNLI volunteer helped pump water from the creel boat