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Kirkwall lifeboat assists yacht

Kirkwall lifeboat was called out to assist a yacht which had run aground on Vasa Skerry on the west side of Shapinsay on Tuesday evening.

The Catherine J, with four people on board, called for help shortly before 6pm, and Shetland Coastguard requested the lifeboat launch.

The yacht was assisted off the rocks by the lifeboat crew and escorted back to Kirkwall, arriving in the harbour just before 8pm.