Caroline Brodie

I am a reporter for the Press and Journal covering news in the north-east of Scotland

Coastguards aid stricken fishing vessel in North Sea

June 25, 2017

A major rescue operation was launched when a north-east trawler began taking on water more than 40 miles off the coast of Fraserburgh. All five crew members of the Ocean Pioneer FR928 desperately worked to pump water out of the vessel while a coastguard helicopter raced to assist from Inverness.


Firefighters tackle blaze at Aberdeen garden

June 25, 2017

Firefighters have been called to an Aberdeen home after a hedge and a garden shed caught fire. One fire engine from North Anderson Drive station attended Ballieswells Drive, in Bieldside, at 1.10pm. Fire crews used two hosereels and a thermal imaging camera to bring the fire under control by 2pm.