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Coastguard tug called to ship with engine problems

The Orkney based Coastguard emergency tug.
(The Orcadian/Craig Taylor)

The Coastguard emergency tug Ievoli Black left Kirkwall’s Hatston Pier this morning having been tasked to a ship off Shetland.

A Coastguard statement told The Orcadian: “The ETV (emergency towing vessel) has been tasked as a precautionary measure with the weather so poor at the moment and in response to a vessel north west of Shetland which is making repairs to their engine.”

The statement added: “The vessel confirmed that they have now completed repairs and if they subsequently report that they are underway again, the ETV will return to her routine programme of operations.”