Harbour quiet

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 came to the harbour. The 89-metre Russian Vladimir Ignatyuk and the 61-metre President Hubert arrived in Lerwick on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day respectively and both took on bunkers.

The Russian cargo ship Grumart came to the south harbour limits on Christmas Eve to deliver spare parts to Vladimir Ignatyuk. On Saturday the British tanker Border Heather arrived at North Ness jetty from Grangemouth with fuel oil, and on Monday the Audacity brought fuel oil to the Greenhead Base.

The Norwegian oil rig supply boat Siem Supplier unloaded cargo at the Greenhead Base on Christmas Eve, and the British Viking Iona stand-by vessel came into the harbour with a wound-up propeller on Christmas Day.

There was a rare visit from the Singapore-registered supply boat Boa Fortune yesteday – she has not been in Lerwick for several years and came to the Greenhead Base to discharge and pick up cargo.


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