Boats come in for shelter

A GOOD number of fishing boats came to Lerwick for shelter this week.

Boats hiding from the threatening conditions are taking up space at the harbour until the storms threatened by the forecast subside.

The Norwegian vessels Aakeroy, Roeholmen, Senior N and Trombas came in on Wednesday.

The Kanstadfjord arrived at the Shetland Catch factory yesterday with a load of herring, while the large 140m cable ship Tyco Depend­able came in for a crew change.

The survey vessel Acergy Petrel also put in an appearance.

The foreign arrivals came as part of a busy spell at the harbour.

On Friday the British tanker Bord­er Tartan arrived from Inver­ness with fuel for the power station, before sailing on to Grangemouth a light ship.

The Dutch cargo ship Novatrans berthed at the Greenhead base after sailing up from Rosyth in time to help out with some offshore work.

The Norwegian reefers Ice Louise and Silver Bergen took a load of frozen fish from Shetland Catch on Monday. Oil supply boats were also arriving at the harbour, among them the British Toisa Polaris, which berthed at Greenhead on Wednesday for a crew change.

The Irish boats Westward Isle and Vigilant So came to the Catch with loads of mackerel, as well as the Faroese Trondur I Gotu.


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