Hrossey diverts to Scrabster after propeller is fouled

The NorthLink ferry Hrossey fouled a propeller on her way to Aberdeen Harbour on Tuesday morning, which prevented her from being able to dock.

Poor weather at the time also hampered her attempts to reach the harbour.

The vessel has now been diverted to Scrabster, where she is expected to arrive at around 8pm tonight.

NorthLink’s managing director Stuart Garrett said: “On approach into Aberdeen this morning, the MV Hrossey sustained a fouled propeller which, combined with adverse weather conditions at the harbour, prevents us docking in Aberdeen.

“Following a review of all options, we have diverted MV Hrossey to Scrabster.

“She is expected to arrive by around 8pm tonight and divers will attend.

“We are currently making arrangements for onward travel for the passengers on board, and thank them for the understanding and patience they have shown.”


Add Your Comment

Add Your Comment

Please note, it is the policy of The Shetland Times to publish comments and letters from named individuals only. Both forename and surname are required.

Comments are moderated. Contributors must observe normal standards of decency and tolerance for the opinions of others.

The views expressed are those of contributors and not of The Shetland Times.

The Shetland Times reserves the right to decline or remove any contribution without notice or stating reason.

Comments are limited to 200 words but please email longer articles or letters to for consideration and include a daytime telephone number and your address. If emailing information in confidence please put "Not for publication" in both the subject line and at the top of the main message.

200 words left

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


Get Latest News in Your Inbox

Join the The Shetland Times mailing list to get one daily email update at midday on what's happening in Shetland.