Fishing vessel fire at Stornoway Harbour

A fire on a fishing vessel while berted at Stornoway Harbour was attended by three Scottish Fire and Rescue Service appliances this afternoon (Tuesday).

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 10th January 2017, 4:42 pm
Updated Tuesday, 10th January 2017, 4:47 pm

There were no injuries in the incident which saw fire service personnel and appliances on site for several hours.

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “At 1.33pm on Tuesday, 10 January the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was called to reports of a fishing vessel on fire at Stornoway Harbour.

“Three appliances were mobilised to the scene.

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“Firefighters in breathing apparatus were able to source and contain the blaze with the use of a high pressure water hose.

“We remain at the scene and crews are currently performing cutting away operations to detect any fire spread within the ship.

“There are no injuries.”