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Stromness lifeboat transfers man with broken leg

A man suffered a broken leg while working on board Leask Marine’s new marine renewables support vessel C-Odyssey on Friday.

Shetland Coastguard requested that Stromness lifeboat launch to transfer the casualty from the Billia Croo wave energy test site area, where the vessel was operating, to Kirkwall’s Balfour Hospital.

A lifeboat spokesman said: “On arrival at the scene, three lifeboat crewmen boarded the vessel, with a stretcher, and then transferred the casualty to the lifeboat.

“The casualty was then conveyed to Stromness pier, where an ambulance and doctor arrived to transfer the casualty to the Balfour Hospital in Kirkwall.”

The 26m-long vessel is described as a marine renewables support vessel, which is also designed for towage, anchor handling, and dive support.