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Shetland Coastguard coordinating incident with cargo boat

Shetland Coastguard has been coordinating an incident in which the 95 metre, five-thousand tonne, Curaco-registered general cargo boat Nicola has been broken down and drifting to the north of Scotland after passing through the Pentland Firth The Nicola, with eight crew on board, was carrying a cargo of coal from Poland to Ireland. Shetland Coastguard tasked the emergency towing vessel Herkles from Inganess Bay in Orkney, and it was soon standing by the Nicola.