Stricken fishing vessel towed to safety

THE TWENTY-six metre Banff registered Enterprise II (BF 1) arrived at Scalloway harbour late on Friday evening after it lost power and took on water west of Shetland.

The fishing vessel with six crew on board suffered engine failure 60 miles west of Sumburgh on Thursday evening. The Enterprise II was taken under tow by the Kirkwall registers Aalskere at around lunchtime on Friday arriving at Scalloway by 11pm.

The Aith lifeboat escorted the tow providing safety cover and only returned back to base at 3am on Saturday morning after a 20-hour shift.

Enterprise II under tow. Photo: RNLI: Aith Lifeboat

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