The 38 meter long fishing vessel Vardborg suffered a fire in the engine room while off Fraserburgh, Scotland. The crew brought the fire under control and activated the onboard fire fighting system attempting to put out the fire. The master of the Vardborg contacted Aberdeen Coastguard for assistance. The Coastguard sent out a helicopter and two RNLI lifeboats to the scene. The lifeboats took the vessel under tow and headed back to Peterhead where local fire crews were waiting. The Coastguard helicopter was able to determine that the fire had gone out using themeral imaging. Due to the large amount of fuel on board, the Vardborg was berthed at an isolated spot. All 14 crew on the Vardborg were taken to the local fisherman mission. No reports of injuries.
The 38 meter long fishing vessel Vardborg became disabled off Ducansby Head, Scotland when it suffered an engine failure. The crew contacted Aberdeen coastguard that they needed a tow back to Scrabster harbour. The RNLI Wick lifeboat was contacted as it was Vardborg was in it’s jurisdiction. The Wick lifeboat reached the Vardborg and took it under tow. A few hours later the crew of the Vardborg were able to repair the engine and regain power. The fishing vessel contacted the lifeboat stating it was wanting to stay on the fishing grounds. The lifeboat dropped the tow and stood by until the Vardborg pass through Pentland Firth. No reports of injuries or pollution being released.
On Wednesday, the RNLI lifeboat from Thurso was called out to the fishing vessel Deeside. The Deeside had broken down near the coast of Holborn Head. The Thurso lifeboat was launched and reached the vessel in 3o minutes. The lifeboat took the Deeside under tow back to Scrabster harbour. No reports of injury of the 5 crew on board the Deeside and no pollution was released.