Oil vessels call

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 Atlantic laying the cable, where she met another cable ship coming south from Greenland.

That aside, traffic has been steady and fairly routine. A regular stream of supply boats arrived, with four coming in to take shelter from bad weather last Thursday. A further five, the biggest of which was the British-registered Wellservicer, came in on Wednesday and more were expected in due to high winds yesterday.

The harbour tugs Knab and Kebister were kept busy with crew changes for the Loch Rannoch, Petronordic and Odin Viking, regular visitors which anchor just south of the harbour limits.


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