Indian ship joins regular Lerwick Harbour callers

There were two previously unknown vessels in the harbour this week among an otherwise regular mixture of arrivals and departures.

The Indian-registered Subhadra and the British OOC Cougar came into the Green Head Base on Sunday and Monday respectively to dump off cargo.

Another Indian vessel, the Mana, arrived on Thursday before making her way to the Schiehallion field.

Two more vessels came in on Sunday to shelter – the Norwegian Grippfisk and from the Bahamas the Fugro Mercator, a survey ship.

Also from the Bahamas, the Dea Server came in on Monday for repairs and was expected to sail yesterday.

There were also two fisheries protection vessels in – the Hirta arrived on Wednesday and the Jura arrived on Monday. Both were in port for 24 hours for routine crew changes and to stock up on provisions.

The Whalsay ferry Linga arrived at the Morrison dock on Wednesday. She is on her way to Fraserburgh for maintenance and re-fit work and is expected back around the 9th of April.

The Norwegian Smaragd came in on Friday to take one of their crew members to hospital. She arrived again on Wednesday with a cargo of blue whiting, as did the Norwegian-registered Talbor. Both fishing boats landed cargo at the Shetland Catch factory and the gut factory at Heogan, Bressay.

Also on Friday the British standby vessel the Viking Ranger came in for her monthly crew change.


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