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The Dunter taking the Daggri into Toft. Photo: Shetland News

A BREAKDOWN is affecting the Yell Sound ferry service this morning (Wednesday).

The Daggri developed a technical fault after departing Ulsta, leaving her drifting in Yell Sound, and the Sullom Voe tug Dunter took her into Toft.

The service was temporarily suspended, and it is now running with a single vessel with bookings halted for the rest of the day.

The council said it apologises for the inconvenience caused.

More details can be found on the Yell Sound voicebank on 01595 743972.

It comes as the Bluemull Sound service, which connects Unst and Fetlar to Yell, is reduced to a single vessel service this week due to crew sickness.

On Tuesday the SIC asked passengers to consider whether their journey was essential – leading to one local councillor calling it a “dark day” for the North Isles.