Boats take shelter

Lerwick Harbour has had a busy week with a number of reefers visiting and fishing boats in for shelter.

The Bahamian-registered research boat Ohm Express arrived last Thursday for shelter at Victoria Pier east.

The Silver Ocean sailed to St Petersburg with a cargo of frozen fish, and the Silver Bergen loaded at Shetland Catch on Wednesday. The smaller Norwegian reefer Firda also loaded that night.

The Antigua-registered general cargo boat Fehn Castor came in on Saturday with a cargo of sand, and loaded scrap from Dales Voe to take to Inverkeithing.

There was a lot of oil-related traffic at Greenhead Base, with the Rem Supplier, the Skandi Commander, the Skandi Marstein and the Vos Tiree all arriving last Friday. The Grampian Otter followed on Sunday and later sailed to the Murchison field.

The Island Champion and Skandi Seven followed on Wednesday.

The pelagic fishery was busy with various Scottish boats as well as Shetland boats landing mackerel.

Four Danish whitefish boats came in last Thursday and Friday.

The harbour tugs Knab and Kebister were kept busy with runs to the tankers Petronordic and Hanne Knutsen, anchored at the south entrance to the harbour.


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