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Yacht missing between the Faroe Islands and Shetland located after six hour search

A 35ft yacht missing between the Faroe Islands and Shetland was located earlier today after a six hour search by the UK Coastguard service, reports

The 35ft yacht carrying four passengers left the Faroe Islands yesterday morning and had given a time of arrival at its destination in Shetland of approximately 6pm.

However, the alarm was raised at 10.40pm when the vessel had still not arrived.

Coastguard teams and the Lerwick lifeboat eventually located the boat at 5.05am moored in the Burra Firth this morning. All passengers were safe and well.

The ship’s captain had reportedly failed to tell the Coastguard that the yacht had changed course, writes

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