A lifeboat comes to the aid of the trawler early in the morning
The LERWICK lifeboat was called in the early hours (Saturday) to come to the aid of a trawler in difficulty.
The 26-meter British trawler with seven crew on board had fouled its propeller about eight nautical miles east of Dunrossness.
The crew on the Njord Venture contacted the coast guard, and the lifeboat was launched at 2:40 a.m. He reached the ship about 40 minutes later.
The lifeboat towed the trawler and made steady progress towards Lerwick harbor at a speed of about six knots, arriving at 6.30am.
The trawler was brought safely along Victoria Pier with the assistance of the harbor pilot vessel, the Button. The sea conditions were calm with very light winds.
RNLI Lerwick’s second coxswain, Tommy Goudie, said: “The captain of the trawler did the right thing by contacting the coast guard when he realized his propeller was fouled and he didn’t had no propulsion.
“Our volunteer crew responded quickly to the request for an early morning launch. We were delighted to be able to help the vessel reach a safe port for repairs.”
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