Long wait for Hrossey to get into Aberdeen Harbour

The NorthLink ship Hrossey is due to dock at Aberdeen Harbour at 3.30pm after bad weather stopped her entering the port for nearly nine hours.

The passenger and vehicle ferry was due to arrive at 7am but had to dodge the easterly gale outside the harbour all day from about 6.30am.

NorthLink is hoping for a quick turnaround to sail for Kirkwall and Lerwick again at 5pm.

Storm force winds have been battering eastern Scotland, causing flooding, damaging buildings and bringing trees down across Aberdeen.

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  • Rita Deyell

    • September 26th, 2012 13:40

    Having been a passenger on that long passage to Aberdeen, I would like to extend my thanks through your paper to the captain and crew of the Hrossay. We were told before we even boarded that it could be really rough later on in the trip. Once aboard we were again told that we would experience rough weather. On arrival at Aberdeen we were kept informed as to what was happening, and it was obvious by the captains announcements as to the frustration of not being allowed to berth. All the staff that I had any contact with were very cheery and helpful. All in all Northlink should be proud of their staff, and how they handled a very frustrating situation. It should be said that they even had letters ready for you to give to your insurance company for claims. On this occasion, well done.

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