23rd May 2018
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Dutch lifeboat crew lay wreath at cemetery

, by , in Fishing & Sea

Lerwick Harbour received a visit from the Dutch lifeboat Kitty Roosmale Nepveu this week.

The vessel berthed at Victoria Pier on Sunday after sailing from Stonehaven. Her crew had arrived to lay a wreath at the graveyard in memory of those who had lost their lives in the fishing industry over the years.

The Portuguese cruise ship Athena berthed at Holmsgarth on Wednesday. She had stopped off in Lerwick before heading on to Reykjavik.

Her arrival followed the National Geographic Explorer liner, which berthed at Victoria Pier on Saturday after sailing from Mousa.

In other news, the Ocean Sovereign was towed in to harbour by the Lerwick-registered Venture.

There were also plenty of visiting yachts arriving at the harbour, separate from those competing in the Bergen to Lerwick race.

Many of the yachts came from Norway, although a number of them also arrived from other places in the UK.