Yachts in harbour

THE summer season is in full swing at Lerwick harbour with visiting yachts filling many berths alongside the regular fishing and oil related vessels.

The majority of the yachts are from Norway although some have come from France, the Netherlands and Faroe. Last Thursday, the Lise and the Roa, both from Norway, were berthed at Victoria pier. They were joined over the weekend by the Espresso and the Storken.

Two dive vessels have also been visiting this week. The Jean Elaine and the Rubymay are based in Orkney but this week they have been taking parties of divers to dive near wrecks at the back of Bressay.

A new workboat the Honestas has been berthed at Alexandra wharf.

The liner Maasdam called in last Friday and the Funchal will be arriving today. Funchal has called into Lerwick several times in the past.

The seismic survey vessel Aurelia was berthed at Holmsgarth last Saturday.

On Sunday the stand-in lifeboat Osier towed in the yacht Felicitas after bad weather had damaged some of her navigational equipment.

Oil-related activity has also been steady throughout the week. Sixteen vessels have visited with the vast majority being berthed at the Greenhead Base. Regular visitors the Normand Vester, Vos Trader and Rem Supplier all called in, and last Wednesday they were joined at the base by the tug Blizzard.

Fishing vessels included local boats Resilient, Guiding Light and Venture. Fishing vessels from further afield saw Our Guide and Fairline, both from Peterhead, berthed at Holmsgarth in the early part of the week.


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