Danish warship pays a visit

A high number of Scottish whitefish boats coming in with their landings helped keep Lerwick Harbour busy this week.

Vessels such as the Banff-registered Transcend, but also Shetland boats such as the Prevail and Athena ensured the port was a hive of activity.

In other news the council ferry Fivla has been covering the Skerries service while the Filla has had a refit carried out in Scalloway.

Arriving from Whalsay meanwhile was the Linga, which berthed at Morrison dock to get some work done as well.

The Danish warship Triton also made a courtesy call to Lerwick when she berthed at Victoria Pier last Friday.

Meanwhile the Norwegian reefer Firda arrived to load frozen fish at Shetland Catch.

The fishery protection vessel Hirta berthed at Victoria Pier on Wednesday for a 24-hour stop over.

In oil-related arrivals the Norwegian supply vessel Sea Tiger towed in Vos Tiree, after the British vessel got rope caught in her propeller.

They had been working by the rig Stena Spey, and divers were required to go down to sort the problem out.

The Kebister and Knab have been carrying out the usual crew changes, while the Knab had to tow in the Irish boat Arcane on Monday after she broke down.


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