A SPANISH fishing boat at the centre of a rescue in the stormy Atlantic seas, off the coast of Orkney, has arrived safely at an island port.
A rescue operation was launched this morning when the O Genita issued a Mayday after being hit by a massive wave, smashing the wheelhouse windows.
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Stromness Lifeboat went to the aid of the 33-metre vessel.
The Shetland-based Coastguard helicopter also went to assist, but was forced to land at Westray following lightning.
The lifeboat escorted the fishing boat back to Pierowall on Orkney.
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