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Faroe refuses Smyril compensation

Faroe refuses Smyril compensation

06/02/2009, by in Fishing & Sea

By JOHN ROBERTSONThe Faroese prime minister has refused to offer to compensate Shetland for its diminishing investment in the troubled Smyril Line. Instead the leaders of the two island groups are looking forward to a new start to their diplomatic relations at a summit in Orkney later this year... Read more...

Big ships shelter

Big ships shelter

16/01/2009, by in Fishing & Sea

Strong winds made for a packed Lerwick Harbour last weekend as a host of vessels sought shelter.Norwegian-registered diving support ship Skandi Seven was a regular visitor, coming into the harbour three times in the space of seven days as she is working in Yell Sound on concrete covering for some ... Read more...

Steady at harbour

Steady at harbour

09/01/2009, by in Fishing & Sea

THE FIRST week of the new year has been steady at Lerwick Harbour.The first reefer of 2009, the 98-metre Norwegian Silver Ocean, finished loading frozen fish on Wednesday and sailed to Klaipeda in the Baltic states. A larger reefer, the 110-metre Green Explorer, arrived at the Greenhead base on Tu... Read more...

Harbour quiet

Harbour quiet

31/12/2008, by in Fishing & Sea

LERWICK harbour has been very quiet over the festive period, with a marked decrease in oil-related activity.The fishery protection vessel Hirta was in the harbour over Christmas and sailed on Boxing Day.Two tugs which had been towing the section which broke free from the Hutton platform also cam... Read more...

Oil boats call

Oil boats call

12/12/2008, by in Fishing & Sea

THE SURVEY boat Ocean Seeker, an 81-metre Gardline vessel which works at the Dunlin field, paid two visits to Lerwick Harbour this week.Another Gardline vessel, the 70-metre Ocean Researcher which at one time worked in the Antarctic, came in on Sunday.The large 121-metre Norwegian reefer Silver ... Read more...

Harbour is quiet

Harbour is quiet

05/12/2008, by in Fishing & Sea

A SPELL of good weather kept the harbour at Lerwick fairly quiet this week.The new 27-metre Scottish fisheries research vessel Alba Na Mara was in last Wednesday and on Saturday.On Saturday the Danish registered Nortic came in to Heogan, Bressay, to collect fish meal before sailing on to Perth. ... Read more...