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Faroe refuses Smyril compensation

Faroe refuses Smyril compensation

06/02/2009, by in Fishing & Sea

By JOHN ROBERTSONThe Faroese prime minister has refused to offer to compensate Shetland for its diminishing investment in the troubled Smyril Line. Instead the leaders of the two island groups are looking forward to a new start to their diplomatic relations at a summit in Orkney later this year... Read more...

Big ships shelter

Big ships shelter

16/01/2009, by in Fishing & Sea

Strong winds made for a packed Lerwick Harbour last weekend as a host of vessels sought shelter.Norwegian-registered diving support ship Skandi Seven was a regular visitor, coming into the harbour three times in the space of seven days as she is working in Yell Sound on concrete covering for some ... Read more...

Steady at harbour

Steady at harbour

09/01/2009, by in Fishing & Sea

THE FIRST week of the new year has been steady at Lerwick Harbour.The first reefer of 2009, the 98-metre Norwegian Silver Ocean, finished loading frozen fish on Wednesday and sailed to Klaipeda in the Baltic states. A larger reefer, the 110-metre Green Explorer, arrived at the Greenhead base on Tu... Read more...

Harbour quiet

Harbour quiet

31/12/2008, by in Fishing & Sea

LERWICK harbour has been very quiet over the festive period, with a marked decrease in oil-related activity.The fishery protection vessel Hirta was in the harbour over Christmas and sailed on Boxing Day.Two tugs which had been towing the section which broke free from the Hutton platform also cam... Read more...

Oil boats call

Oil boats call

12/12/2008, by in Fishing & Sea

THE SURVEY boat Ocean Seeker, an 81-metre Gardline vessel which works at the Dunlin field, paid two visits to Lerwick Harbour this week.Another Gardline vessel, the 70-metre Ocean Researcher which at one time worked in the Antarctic, came in on Sunday.The large 121-metre Norwegian reefer Silver ... Read more...

Harbour is quiet

Harbour is quiet

05/12/2008, by in Fishing & Sea

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. ... Read more...

Oil vessels call

Oil vessels call

28/11/2008, by in Fishing & Sea

A MODERATELY busy week at Lerwick Harbour saw the three-day visit of a 140-metre ship which had been laying a cable between Denmark and Greenland.The Tyco Dependable, which carries the Marshall Islands flag, arrived on Thursday before sailing for the US on Sunday morning. She had been in the North... Read more...

Safer waters mean fewer visitors

Safer waters mean fewer visitors

07/11/2008, by in Fishing & Sea

THE IMPROVEMENT in the weather after the recent storms may have been welcomed by most people, but it has led to quieter times at Lerwick Harbour.On Saturday the Dutch reefer Nova Galicia berthed at the Greenhead base from St Peters­burg.She stocked up with frozen fish from the Catch before head... Read more...

Weather means extra visitors

Weather means extra visitors

31/10/2008, by in Fishing & Sea

THIS week’s bad weather meant a busy spell at Lerwick Harbour with boats of all types seeking shelter and not many spare berths.Oil supply boats arrived daily and most went to the Greenhead Base. The Anglian Earl, the Nor­thern Gambler and Up Esmeralda came in last Friday when weather condition... Read more...

Pipe-layer in for shelter

Pipe-layer in for shelter

24/10/2008, by in Fishing & Sea

TOWERING high above its fellow visitors to Lerwick Harbour this week was the rather distinctive CSO Apache pipe-laying ship.The unusual-looking mammoth 123m-long structure, owned by Aberdeen-based company Technip UK Ltd, was berthed at Holmsgarth from Wednesday as it sought respite from the stro... Read more...

Busy week as boats seek shelter

Busy week as boats seek shelter

17/10/2008, by in Fishing & Sea

POOR weather this week has meant a busy time at Lerwick harbour.Many oil-related vessels came in for shelter, with the Bahamian seismic boat Fugro Meridian and Dominican supply boat Northern Mariner arriving on Friday. The large diving support vessel Seven Pelican came in for shelter and fresh wat... Read more...

Pelagic vessels help make it busy week

Pelagic vessels help make it busy week

10/10/2008, by in Fishing & Sea

LERWICK harbour has had a bustling week of activity with lots of landings at Shetland Catch and a number of vessels coming in for shelter from the stormy seas.Three Danish trawlers came in to shelter last Wednesday, while the Maryanna berthed at Alexandra Wharf to land fish on Sunday.British tra... Read more...

Catamarans could be the future

Catamarans could be the future

03/10/2008, by in Fishing & Sea

By JOHN ROBERTSONFAST and economical catamaran ferries should be considered for Shetland’s inter-island routes and the link with the Scottish mainland, SIC ferries board chairman Robert Henderson believes.A wide-ranging government review of Scotland’s ferry services has just got under w... Read more...