Two Shetland ER Fires In Two Days

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Sep 192010

Two fishing boat in the Shetlands suffered engine room fires in two days. In both cases, says the Coast Guard, skippers ‘did the right thing.

In one case a Shetland fishing vessel, Fairway LK 270, with 3 crew on board, tackled an engine room fire 40 miles North East of Lerwick.

Shetland Coastguard was alerted just before 10pm by a Mayday broadcast from the steel hulled 23m vessel, which reported a fire in the engine room. Whilst the crew tackled the engine room blaze, Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 102 from Sumburgh and Lerwick RNLI Lifeboat headed to the fishing vessels position.

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Transcend Floods

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Aug 072009


The fishing vessel Transcend was in the process of shooting her trawl gear when, at around 2050 on 3 June 2009, the crew became aware of flooding in the engine room. Despite employing the vessel’s two bilge pumps and a portable submersible pump, the flooding continued to increase, and at 2145 the skipper issued a “Mayday”, to which a nearby emergency response and rescue vessel (ERRV), and another fishing vessel, diverted.

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