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Emergency services / Creel boat escorted to Scalloway

The Scotties Pride is escorted by Aith lifeboat back to Scalloway harbour. Photos: RNLI Aith
Aith lifeboat crew member Hamish Hunter pumping water from the Scotties Pride.

THE AITH lifeboat is escorting the wooden creel boat Scotties Pride to Scalloway after the nine metre vessel with one person on board hit rocks off St Ninian’s Isle earlier this morning (Thursday).

The lifeboat arrived at the scene at around 11.30am to find Scotties Pride alongside the fish carrier Ronja Carrier which had been in the vicinity and responded to the call for help.

The lifeboat put one crew member and pump on board the Scotties Pride to keep her afloat while making it back to port on her own steam.

Both vessels are expected to alongside at Scalloway Harbour at around 2pm.

See our previous copy of this story published at 11.07am below:

Lifeboat called out to assist shellfish boat

THE AITH lifeboat was called out this morning (Thursday) to assist the small shellfish boat Scotties Pride with one person on board which is believed to have hit rocks and is taking in water near St Ninian’s Isle.

The lifeboat Charles Lidbury was tasked just after 10am and arrived at the scene off Scousburgh at around 11.30am to take the creel boat under tow.

The fish carrier Ronja Carrier has been diverted and is in the area.