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Engine room flooding

A man complaining of chest pains was airlifted to the Gilbert Bain Hospital on Saturday afternoon. Photo: Austin Taylor

FIRE fighters and the crew of a live fish carrier were pumping dry the 40-metre Viking Gripfisk late on Saturday, after the vessel had reported flooding of her engine room earlier in the afternoon.

Fire and rescue appliances from Scalloway and Lerwick were called to the scene at Blacksness Pier, in Scalloway at 4.10pm.

The Norwegian registered but locally operated vessel, which had no cargo on board, was berthed alongside when the incident happened.

Port Control confirmed that the ingress of water had now stopped.

Meanwhile, the search and rescue helicopter airlifted an oil worker complaining of chest pains from the West of Shetland and took him to the emergency landing side at Clickimin where he was transferred to a waiting ambulance.

The Coastguard helicopter landed at just before 3pm.

 

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