20th April 2018
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Harbour is quiet

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A SPELL of good weather kept the harbour at Lerwick fairly quiet this week.

The new 27-metre Scottish fisheries research vessel Alba Na Mara was in last Wednesday and on Saturday.

On Saturday the Danish registered Nortic came in to Heogan, Bressay, to collect fish meal before sailing on to Perth. The Orkney towage tug Erland also came in to collect a barge which was used in the recent dredging and reclaiming work.

There were several oil-related arrivals at the Greenhead Base, including the Norwegian diving support vessel the Subsea Viking, which was en route to the Schiehallion oil field.

There were three foreign fishing vessels in during the week. The Faroese Finnur Fridi came in to Gremista on Wednesday and Saturday carrying mackerel. The Norwegian Saevikson 1 and the Sjoglans arrived on Friday and Saturday respectively.

The reefer Silver Cape was due to arrive yesterday and the Silver Berg is due to call at Shetland Catch on Sunday.