Friday, 24 February 2012

Fishing trawler.engine room fire

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This lunchtime the Ullapool registered trawler Maranatha UL77 reported that her engine room had caught fire east of Unst in westerly 70mph winds. The Lerwick lifeboat along with the coastguard helicopter from Sumburgh were scrambled to the scene to assist.

The vessel has regained some engine power, although some of the crew have been treated for the affects of smoke by a paramedic lifted down to the trawler. The trawler is expected to be escorted into port later.

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