Peterhead based fishing boat, Guiding Star H360 has sunk 45 nautical miles southeast of the Shetland Islands after colliding with its sistership

The owners and skipper of the Guiding Star H360 which sank off Fair Isle last week thank all involved in crew rescue. Photo: Facebook

The owners and skipper of a Peterhead-based fishing vessel that sank last week off Fair Isle have thanked all those who were involved in the safe rescue of the crew. 

The Guiding Star (H360) went down following a collision with her sister vessel Guiding Light (H90) 45 miles south-east of Shetland. 

The eight crew members took to a liferaft – five were ultimately safely taken on board the Guiding Light and three crew were rescued by the Shetland Coastguard helicopter.   

A spokesman for owners Livingstone LLP said: “Both ourselves and the skipper of the vessel would like to pay tribute to all of those who participated in the safe rescue of the crew.

“Our thanks go HM Coastguard for co-ordinating the rescue, the Sumburgh Coastguard helicopter crew, the Gilbert Bain Hospital in Lerwick, the Scottish Ambulance Service in Shetland, those vessels that were near the scene of the incident that stood by and the Fishermen’s Mission in Shetland, Inverness, Peterhead and Aberdeen for ongoing support.”

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Guiding Star owners thank all involved in crew rescue

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