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  • A heavy-lift, former pipelay, vessel and two drill platforms along with their support vessels have been sheltering east of Shetland, working with support vessels and preparing for contracts.

  • A number of other vessels including other offshore support vessels, fishing boats and the reefer Baltic Pearl, heading from Saint Petersburg to Faroe, have been shelter east of Shetland, while the 277 metre shuttle tanker the Jasmine Knutsen did the opposite by sailing from its moorings south to Lerwick out to open sea.

  • The first of the windy weather of the Autumn, which is easing steadily during Sunday, resulted in disruption to ferry and shipping services. The Hjaltland, the Hrossey and the Helliar all sailed early to avoid the worst of the weather and the Hildasay cancelled the Lerwick part of its sailing.

  • Susan Clark of Great Glen Consulting, who was the project manager for the multi-source Fair Isle electricity scheme, has been appointed the project manager to rebuild the fire-destroyed Fair Isle Bird Observatory.

  • The latest, and fourth, of the six new pelagic fishing boats for Whalsay since 2016, the almost 70 metre Adenia, has arrived in its home port of Symbister from Spain, via Killybeggs in Ireland.

  • Alistair Carmichael has welcomed the new research briefing released by the Shetland Fishermen’s Association. The Shetland Fishermen’s Association had warned the Scottish government and the UK government against, what it called, an ideological approach to setting next year’s quotas for species such as cod.

  • One of the two coastguard helicopters based at Sumburgh was scrambled as Rescue 900 to go to platform within the Beryl field, about 90 nautical miles east-south-east of Sumburgh.

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