Emergency services were launched on Wednesday to assist the small fishing boat Liberty with one person on board.
The Liberty was off the island of Muckle Roe when her engine failed after she had started taking in water.
Shetland Coastguard was alerted at 12.25am and launched the Aith lifeboat and scrambled the Sumburgh based search and rescue helicopter 102.
Two fishing vessels in the vicinity, the Samphrey and the Alana Jane, also offered assistance.
The helicopter monitored the situation but was stood down when the Alana Jane managed to get alongside the stricken vessel.
Shortly afterwards the lifeboat arrived and transferred a pump and a mechanic.
The Liberty was then taken under tow by the lifeboat and arrived at the Brae marina at around 2.30pm.
Conditions were fair with a moderate southwesterly breeze.
Become a supporter of Shetland News
Shetland News is asking its many readers to consider start paying for their dose of the latest local news delivered straight to their PC, tablet or mobile phone.
Journalism comes at a price and because that price is not being paid in today’s rapidly changing media world, most publishers - national and local - struggle financially despite very healthy audience figures.
Most online publishers have started charging for access to their websites, others have chosen a different route. Shetland News currently has over 540 supporters who are all making small voluntary financial contributions. All funds go towards covering our cost and improving the service further.
Your contribution will ensure Shetland News can: -
- Bring you the headlines as they happen;
- Stay editorially independent;
- Give a voice to the community;
- Grow site traffic further;
- Research and publish more in-depth news, including more Shetland Lives features.
If you appreciate what we do and feel strongly about impartial local journalism, then please become a supporter of Shetland News by either making a single payment or monthly subscription.
Support us from as little as £3 per month – it only takes a minute to sign up. Thank you.Support Shetland News