Fire and Coastguard volunteers were at the quayside in Stornoway harbour this morning (Thursday 7 May) helping to pump out water from a foundering fishing vessel.

Stornoway Coastguard operations centre received a call at 9.20am from Scottish Fire and Rescue, saying that they’d been called to a vessel taking on water at the quayside next to the Fishermen’s Co-op building.

Stornoway-registered trawler Prevail (SY121) was in no danger of sinking, but one fire appliance with crew from Stornoway fire station was using their pump to remove the water. A second appliance was called to the scene but later left.

Stornoway Coastguard Rescue Team is also on-scene helping to maintain site safety. There is nobody on board the vessel.