Ten sailors rescued after boat in danger off Shetland
The Sea Hunter got into difficulty after a burst pipe began to flood the 145ft vessel.
Ten sailors have been rescued after their fishing boat began taking on water off Shetland.
The Sea Hunter got into difficulty after a burst pipe began to flood the 145ft-long vessel on Thursday morning.
A nearby fishing boat went to its aid and began to tow it back to Lerwick Harbour.
As it was being towed it was met by a coastguard helicopter and the Lerwick RNLI lifeboat.
Nobody was injured and the Sea Hunter is expected to return to sea after the water is pumped out.
A coastguard spokeswoman said: "All ten crew members on board are safe and well.
"Lerwick fire service and Lerwick Coastguard are meeting the vessel at Lerwick Harbour to assist in pumping out of the water that is still onboard."