Visiting yachts arrive in numbers

With a fine week of weather, 36 yachts were among the traffic in Lerwick’s harbour this week.

The first of these arrived on Wednesday, when two Norwegian vessels, the Bengari IV and the Tunfisk, made a brief stop before sailing on to Bergen. They were joined by the Belgian Rivendale II and British registered Salamander of Poole.

Also on Wednesday, the 134m Norwegian warship Hnoms Roald Amundsen called in, as did the seismic vessel the Bergen Surveyor, also Norwegian.

On Thursday, the Maersk Feeder and Maersk Fetcher, both Danish supply vessels, were in at the Green Head base and on Friday the British Viking Ranger, a stand-by vessel, called in.

Twelve yachts also arrived on Friday at the Victoria Pier and Albert Wharf. Most of these were Norwegian, however among them was the Dutch My Little Toy, which sailed on to the Western Isles.

On Saturday, the British sail training vessel Capella Endeavour called in to Albert Wharf. Two oil related vessels were also in, the chase boat the Marianne G from Panama and the tanker Boarder Heather, which sailed to Grangemouth with a cargo of oil.

Five more yachts called in on Sunday along with the British work boat the Invincible which called en route to Stromness. The Rig Express, a Dutch supply vessel, also called in before returning to the North West Hutton field.

Monday saw the arrival of the workboat the Shjandur, which was working alongside barges SFF1, and SFF 2, the second of which that arrived on Tuesday along with five yachts, including the Swedish Altair (Y). The Charisma was also in, back from her refit in Norway.

On Wednesday the Liberian cruise liner the Island Sky called in before sailing to Fair Isle. At the Green Head base the Highland Champion called in for supplies.


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