Shetland Islands Council has apologised to passengers for disruption to the ferry service after the Whalsay ferry Linga developed a technical fault.
The Linga is out of service and will require parts and fitting by a specialist engineer from Norway before she is back in action. Once these have been fitted, and the vessel has undergone safety checks, then she should return to service later this week. The council estimates this could be on Friday.
Meanwhile, the Whalsay route will be operating a single vessel timetable, using the Hendra. She will follow the Linga’s timetable. Existing bookings are suspended and operating on a first come first served basis.