Return of windy weather causes disruption to ferry sailings

The return of bad weather to the isles has caused disruption to NorthLink’s sailings.

Passengers onboard tonight’s north-bound ferry, the Hjaltland, should not expect to arrive in Lerwick before 2pm tomorrow because of the bad forecast – six-and-a-half hours after its scheduled 7.30am arrival time.

Meanwhile tonight’s south-bound sailing of the Hrossey will leave Lerwick at 5.30pm. However she will miss out her scheduled stop at Kirkwall and sail straight to Aberdeen.

NorthLink said the ship’s captain intends to sail as soon after 5pm as possible. Passengers intending to sail south are being asked to check in early.

All passengers are reminded to bring their booking reference numbers and photographic ID.

There is also disruption to freight services. The Helliar‘s 6pm sailing from Lerwick to Aberdeen has been cancelled, while the Hildasay will leave Aberdeen at 4pm, but will only sail to Kirkwall.

For further information please call 0845 6060 449.

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