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  • Passenger ferry Hrossey left Aberdeen harbour at half past five this morning and is due in Lerwick from late this afternoon to early evening, for a quick turn-around back to Aberdeen.

  • The Hrossey had earlier left Aberdeen at the back of five PM yesterday, but in under two hours later, while off Peterhead, a lump of sea broke windows of the bar under the bridge. The Hrossey returned to Aberdeen for damage assessment and for the steel covers of the windows to be closed.

  • The explosive ordnance disposal team from Faslane is due on the Hildasay this afternoon to attend to an old pineapple type grenade that was found on the west shore of Breiwick

  • The very large decommissioning vessel Pioneering Spirit is now on its way from Rotterdam to the Brent Delta.

  • In Rotterdam the FPSO Western Isles, due for the Barra and Harris fields 50 nautical miles north-east of Unst, has been floated off the semi-submersible heavy lift vessel Xin Guang Hua.

  • White fish landings today were below average with 3 boats, all local, landing about 400 boxes.

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