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Emergency services / Lifeboat crew spend nine hours at sea as they come to aid of fishing vessel

Aith lifeboat
Aith lifeboat. Photo: Shetland News
The Endurance being towed. Photo: RNLI

THE AITH lifeboat crew worked through the night to tow a broken-down fishing boat to Scalloway.

The crew were alerted at 7.30pm on Sunday regarding the 75ft vessel Endurance, which broke down around 15 miles west of Papa Stour after suffering gearbox problems.

The lifeboat towed her into Scalloway, arriving by 2.30am.

It was 4.30am before the crew of six volunteers returned to Aith, meaning they spent around nine hours at sea.

Aith lifeboat coxswain John Robertson said: “This was a very straight forward but time consuming operation, with the help of a very competent fishing crew, who helped us carry out their rescue safely.”