23rd September 2018
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Last ‘floatel’ leaves Lerwick Harbour

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The last of the accommodation barges used during the construction of the Shetland Gas Plant left Lerwick Harbour today.

The Limassol-registered tug Mustang tows the Bibby Stockholm away from Lerwick on Wednesday. Photo: Sydney Sinclair

The Bibby Stockholm was towed away the Cypriot-registered tug Mustang, assisted by the harbour vessels Kebister and Knab.

The barge has been unoccupied, save for a security guard, for over a year.

According to Lerwick Port Authority the Bibby Stockholm had brought in welcome revenue, which had been reinvested, but would now free up valuable berthing space for other vessels.

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