An investigation has been launched into why the remnants of the Buchan Alpha rig broke free from its berth at Dales Voe at the weekend in strong winds.
Lerwick Port Authority
Stormy weather battered the north and north-east over the weekend, with strong wind ripping an oil platform from a pier in Shetland.
A new initiative is being launched to help Shetland companies cash in on the islands’ booming cruise liner trade.
Shetland’s hopes of securing a bigger slice of the multi-billion-pound North Sea decommissioning market have received a boost.
The chairman of Lerwick Port Authority (LPA) has hailed the growing contribution of cruise ship visits as the organisation released its annual review, showing a steep drop in profits and a decline in turnover last year.
Lerwick Harbour bosses are geared up to welcome this year’s crop of keen yacht racers to the Shetland Islands and have introduce a new event.
Bosses at Lerwick port have said “industry will decide” on the best location for decommissioning oil rigs after plans for a new facility in Ayrshire were revealed.
Plans for a new fish market in Lerwick have taken a further step forward with development agency Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) approving funding of £586,879 for the £6.3million project.
Lerwick Port Authority (LPA) confirmed yesterday it had restarted the tendering process for the construction of a replacement white fish market.
The latest activity figures for Shetland’s main harbour underline the growing importance of the cruise liner and offshore decommissioning sectors there, Lerwick Port Authority (LPA) said yesterday.
Harbour bosses in Shetland say diversifying their customer base has served them well during the oil and gas downturn.
Lerwick harbour's latest facilities for cruise ships welcomed their first vessel yesterday when the Viking Star berthed at the recently-named Mair’s Pier.
Lerwick Port Authority (LPA) is moving ahead with the latest phase of its plans to develop a new hub for the islands' booming fishing industry.
Seasonal offshore work and the launch of a new cruise liner season have brought a welcome boost to Lerwick Harbour this month.
Cruise ships will tie up at a new £16.5million jetty at Lerwick Harbour, in Shetland, for the first time this summer.
Lerwick Harbour bosses are expecting another year of ups and downs for the Shetland port.
Another milestone in a year which will see Lerwick Port Authority invest around £30m in facility improvements was reached this week with the inauguration of a new vessel monitoring system (VMS).
The oil and gas slump has taken a toll on Shetland’s main commercial port in the first half of 2016 although a record cruising season means Lerwick Harbour's ship has still come in.
Work on the next phase of a major investment in the facilities at Lerwick harbour is expected to be finished in the autumn.
Lerwick Harbour has restored full berthing for yachts in the northern North Sea following completion of a project to refurbish its pontoons.
Bosses at Lerwick Harbour are expecting to smash records for cruise ship business this year as it welcomes the first vessel of the season this weekend.
The first section of a new £16.5million jetty for the fishing and offshore industries has been handed over to Lerwick Port Authority (LPA) by contractor Tulloch Developments.
Lerwick Port Authority is investing £450,000 in new port control technology.
The record for the largest cruise ship to visit Lerwick is expected to be broken twice next year in what is already shaping up to be the Shetland port’s busiest season.
Yachts competing in the annual Bergen-Shetland Race will set off from Norway tomorrow.
An "excellent" cruise season boosted business at Lerwick harbour during the first nine months of 2014, bosses said yesterday.
Lerwick harbour saw a large rise in cargo tonnage in the first half of 2014 but vessel numbers fell by 11%.