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Daily Archives: April 24, 2009

Plan to prevent repeat of Faroese fines

Plan to prevent repeat of Faroese fines

24/04/2009, by in Fishing & Sea

By JOHN ROBERTSONAction has been taken to prevent a repeat of the communication breakdown which led to two Shetland boats being fined nearly £48,000 last week for fishing in an area closed by the Faroese.Shetland Fishermen’s Association chief executive Hansen Black said the process for in... Read more...

Long arm of the law has new set of sleeves

Long arm of the law has new set of sleeves

24/04/2009, by in News

Police in Shetland have been seen sporting a new uniform this week.The new black shirts and trousers have been issued to all frontline operational officers, bringing Northern Constabulary into line with the standard for police across Scotland.The wicking type shirt and patrol trousers are sa... Read more...

Standby skipper fined for safety breach

Standby skipper fined for safety breach

24/04/2009, by in Fishing & Sea

The skipper of an oil standby ship has been fined £1,800 for breaching a safety manage­ment system which resulted in the death of a crew member in November 2007.Alexander Phimister, 62, of Findochty, Buckie, admitted allowing crew member Gordon Buchan, 48 at the time, to board the Vos Viper sh... Read more...

Church grant

Church grant

24/04/2009, by in News

St Magnus Episcopal Church in Lerwick will be restored with the help of a £12,000 grant from the council.Members of the SIC’s planning committee agreed the move when they met at the Town Hall on Wednesday.The money will form part of a financial package that will enable the church to und... Read more...