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Lifeboat tows in Acorn

Lifeboat tows in Acorn

The Lerwick lifeboat was called out late yesterday afternoon to go to the aid of an Inverness-registered fishing boat. The Acorn (INS237) had got her propeller wound up in a net when she was fishing south-east of Fair Isle. The lifeboat took the boat under tow and headed to Lerwick. They arrived a... Read more...

Yachts arrive from all over

Yachts arrive from all over

03/07/2009, by in Fishing & Sea

A vast influx of around 100 yachts has been the main feature of Ler­wick Harbour this week.Although most of them came from Bergen, others arrived from the UK and from sea voyages. The British Arctic Tern, an ex-ocean racing yacht, is one of the most recent arrivals.Apart from that the harbour has ... Read more...

Visiting yachts arrive in numbers

Visiting yachts arrive in numbers

19/06/2009, by in Fishing & Sea

With a fine week of weather, 36 yachts were among the traffic in Lerwick’s harbour this week.The first of these arrived on Wednesday, when two Norwegian vessels, the Bengari IV and the Tunfisk, made a brief stop before sailing on to Bergen. They were joined by the Belgian Rivendale II and Brit... Read more...

Damage to pier in Scalloway

Damage to pier in Scalloway

12/06/2009, by in Fishing & Sea

The outer face of the west pier at Scalloway can no longer be used because of damage.A meeting of the harbour board heard on Wednesday that the crew of the Filla had noticed a large crack between the pier and the shore when they had berthed there in March. It is now deemed unsafe for vessels of ... Read more...

Visiting yachts in harbour

Visiting yachts in harbour

12/06/2009, by in Fishing & Sea

Three large cruise ships and 20 visiting yachts stopped off at Lerwick Harbour in the past week.The largest of the three was 194 metre Italian-registered Aidacara, which arrived from Oban last Thursday before sailing on for Invergordon. The smaller Bahamas-registered cruise liner Prince Albert I... Read more...

<I>St Sunniva’s</i> sister

St Sunniva’s sister

29/05/2009, by in Fishing & Sea

As far as cruise ships go, Expedition may not look at all special. Compared with some of the grand liners that have visited Lerwick Harbour in recent times, it could be fair to call her rather dowdy.However that may be doing a disservice to the Liberian-registered ship’s Shetland connection.... Read more...

First cruise ship of the year arrives

First cruise ship of the year arrives

15/05/2009, by in Fishing & Sea

Excellent weather, and the arrival of the cruise ship Deutschland, has meant a busy week at Lerwick Harbour.The Statsraad Lehmkuhl, always a welcome sight in Lerwick, had a 24-hour stay in the harbour before sailing to Bergen, and three yachts arrived. The furthest travelled was the Nomad from U... Read more...

Weather heralds return of pleasure boats

Weather heralds return of pleasure boats

01/05/2009, by in Fishing & Sea

Yacht masts have once again begun appearing in Lerwick Harbour this week, heralding the imminent and welcome approach of the summer months.A trio of yachts, the single-crewed UK boat Wild Rose which arrived from Fair Isle on Sunday, the Norwegian-registered Zilja and the worryingly-titled Aberra... Read more...

Harbour kept busy

Harbour kept busy

24/04/2009, by in Fishing & Sea

A varied selection of boats arrived at Lerwick Harbour this week, starting with the Norwegian reefer Framnes last Thursday, which took a cargo of frozen fish from Shetland Catch to St Petersburg.On Saturday the Belgian tug President Hubert came to the Greenhead base with a cargo from the decommi... Read more...

Port had a good march, meeting hears

Port had a good march, meeting hears

24/04/2009, by in Fishing & Sea

March was a good month for Lerwick’s harbour, the Lerwick Port Authority was told this week.At the authority’s monthly meeting on Tuesday, the harbourmaster reported that there had been over 430 arrivals for the month, a figure 4.2 per cent down on the same period last year but good nonethel... Read more...