An underwater inspection of the pilot vessel Scapa Pathfinder is to be carried out into a possible technical issue.
“The launch has been performing well, with crew training underway, since arriving in Orkney last weekend,” said Brian Archibald, Orkney Islands Council’s Head of Marine Services, Engineering and Transportation.
“We have, however, detected an unexpected vibration and will be using divers to carry out a survey.
“We will then assess what steps need to be taken next. If required, this could involve a further inspection at a shipyard on the Scottish mainland.”