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Emergency services / Fishing boat refloated after running aground in Lerwick harbour

Copious afloat again. Photo: BBC Radio Shetland

A LOCAL whitefish trawler has been refloated on the rising tide in Lerwick harbour after running aground  earlier this afternoon (Wednesday).

Coastguard teams, Lerwick lifeboat and Lerwick Port Authority’s pilot boats Knab and Kebister all rushed to the scene after the Copious LK985 became stuck on rocks near the town’s power station.

Shetland Coastguard confirmed a short while ago that the Knab, Kebister and the lifeboat managed to get her afloat and assisted her alongside Mair’s Quay.

The Copious had seven crew on board when the incident happened, and all are accounted for with no reports of injury.

In a short statement Lerwick Port Authority said that are no signs of any pollution from the vessel or damage to the hull.

Photo: Robin Gilberg

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