11th December 2019
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Flotel checks in at Morrison Dock

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The accommodation barge Bibby Stockholm arrived in Shetland on Tuesday morning.

The barge, also known as a flotel or a coastel, will be home to workers employed Shetland Gas Plant and it is on charter to its principal contractor Petrofac for the rest of the year.

Lerwick Harbour boats Knab and Kebister together with Danish tug Bamse Tug manoeuvred the coastel to her berth at Morrison Dock. The Bamse Tug had towed the coastel from Gdansk via Copenhagen.

Recently refurbished, the Bibby Stockholm has 213 en-suite bedrooms, a gym, games room and brand new kitchen and restaurant.



About Rosalind Griffiths

I am a Shetland Times reporter covering news, including health stories, and features. I have been in Shetland for more than 30 years.

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One comment

  1. Val

    Looks like a brilliant and quite big barge. Any idea how much can it cost ?


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