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Emergency services / Ferry services suspended after engine room fire

A shuttle service using the Fivla across Yell Sound is now in operation

Three appliances from Scottish and Fire Service attended the incident. Photos and video clip: Rachel Laurenson

FERRY services across Yell Sound were suspended for a time on Monday after an engine fire on board the ferry Daggri. 

Emergency services were called to the Toft ferry terminal at around midday after the ferry crew discovered the fire shortly after leaving the Toft ferry terminal at around 11.20am.

A spokesman for Shetland Islands Council said the ferry returned to the berth after the fire had been discovered.

The fire was extinguished by the crew of the Daggri. Passengers and drivers disembarked at Toft and were taken to the nearby ferry waiting room. All passengers and crew are safe and there are no reports of any injuries.

Fire control said appliances from Lerwick, Scalloway and Brae had been sent to the scene in the north mainland of Shetland.

Those waiting in the queue at Toft commented on the amount of black smoke she was emitting shortly before leaving the ferry terminal.

An investigation into the cause of the fire on board the Daggri will take place and repairs to the vessel will be carried out as soon as possible.

A shuttle service using the Fivla has been in operation since 2.30pm, three hours after the incident started.

Daggri‘s sister vessel Dagalien  currently on a refit and berthed at the Shetland Catch pier in Lerwick.

Shetland Islands Council said it wanted to apologise to anyone affected by the incident.

A large amount of black smoke was seen coming from the vessel as she left the pier on her 11.20am service to Ulsta.