Einge trouble off Wick
The 'North Star', while enroute from Wick to Lerwick with six crew on board, suffered the complete failure of its engine, caused by a rod through rocker cover, in position 58 42 51N, 002 06 58W, about 34 miles Eastnortheast of Wick on May 11, 2021, at 6.20 p.m. The ship managed to return to the port of Wick, where it safely berthed on May 12 at 4 a.m.
Trawler adrift off Rattray Head
On April 23, 2021, at 10 p.m. the Peterhead RNLI was tasked by the HM Coastguard to assist the 'North Star' which had reported a rudder failure 3,4 miles East of Rattray Head in pos. 57 30 17N, 001 46 33W. The RNLI Peterhead volunteers’ pagers sounded at 11:08 p.m. The 'Misses Robertson of Kintail' soon departed and made way to the vessels location, which with the tide had already drifted 0.5 miles south from the initial position received. It was decided by Coswain David Weir that given the vessel’s failed rudder, the fact she was already drifting and the lateness of the hour that the lifeboat was the most appropriate vessel to assist her back to the nearest port in order to ensure the safety of all aboard. With RNLI crew safely undertaking the tow, both vessels reached port on April 24 at 1:35 a.m. The tow was then transferred to a port vessel to bring the fishing vessel alongside the harbour walls at 01.35 a.m. A port vessel assisted to get the ship safely to the quay. At 9.40 a.m. the trawler left Peterhead again, headed to Lerwick. Report with video: https://rnli.org/news-and-media/2021/april/24/peterhead-lifeboat-launched-to-the-assistance-of-a-stricken-fishing-vessel-after
Fuel filter trouble
On Dec 14, 2020, at 4.30 a.m. the 'North Star', 150 gt (IMO: 8644826), suffered problems while changing the fuel filter while approaching the Pentland Firth in position 58 38 14.0 N, 003 36 41.0 W. The defect was rectified by the crew, and the vessel made its way into Scrabster port without further problems.Upload News