COASTGUARDS have released video footage of a fire on board a vessel which five fishermen abandoned before being rescued.
The film shows a huge plume of smoke drifting from the Karinya and flames blazing on the deck.
The fishermen were rescued by another vessel after their boat caught fire off the coast of Fraserburgh, yesterday.
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) said the coastguard rescue helicopter from Inverness and the Fraserburgh RNLI lifeboat were sent to the scene at 1pm.
A nearby fishing vessel called Pleiades also responded to the emergency alert and recovered the five crew, who had abandoned their vessel and taken to a life raft, the MCA said.
All of the crew members were said to be safe with no injuries.
Karinya later sank and the MCA said there was “no significant pollution in the area”.