The SNP leader admitted the word "national" could be "hugely problematic".
Nine Rescued From Shetland Yacht Fire
Nine people have been rescued from a life raft after their yacht caught fire.
The Coastguard was alerted to the sailing boat in distress south west of Shetland on Thursday morning.
They broadcast a mayday call and the yacht crew were picked up by a support vessel in the area.
Aith RNLI Lifeboat and the Coastguard search and rescue helicopter based at Sumburgh attended the incident at around 10.30am.
A Maritime and Coastguard Agency spokeswoman said: "All nine persons on board have been safely accounted for after the support vessel picked them up from a life raft after they abandoned their sailing vessel after it caught fire.
"The support vessel is currently making its way to Scalloway Harbour.''
A police watchdog probe was launched after the remains of the 52-year-old were found in a house in Dumfries in February last year.
The accident happened at about 7.50pm on Thursday in Moodiesburn, North Lanarkshire.
More than 70 firefighters were needed to bring the blaze under control at Blochairn Fruit Market in the early hours of Thursday.
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