The accommodation barge Kalmar arrived at Lerwick today and will eventually berth at Albert Dock near the Lerwick Port Authority headquarters.
The barge, which will house over 200 gas plant workers, will be roughly opposite the Thule Bar, the first time a barge has been so close to the town centre.
Another accommodation barge, the Bibby Stockholm, has been berthed at the Morrison Dock for some time.
The arrival of the Kalmar, at the Midsummer Carnival weekend, comes at the busiest weekend in the port authority’s calendar with many yachts competing in three different North Sea events.
The port authority had “no comment” to make at a recent licensing board meeting when an application for the Kalmar to have a bar on board, operational from 1st July, was noted.