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NorthLink adds extra ferry to cope with Tall Ships demand

NorthLink is responding to the massive influx of visitors expected in Shetland for the Tall Ships event in July by providing an additional southbound sailing from Lerwick on Monday, July 25 - the day after the celebrations end.

MV Hrossey will depart Lerwick at 0900 hours and sail directly for Aberdeen. This is an additional service to allow Tall Ships supporters to watch the conclusion of the event and then to travel south afterwards.

Later on ther 25th, MV Hjaltland will depart Lerwick at 20.00 hours sailing for Kirkwall where she is due to arrive at 01.00 hours. She will depart Kirkwall at 02.00 hours and is due to arrive in Aberdeen at 08.00 on Tuesday, July 26.

NorthLink managing director Bill Davidson said: “The Tall Ships event is providing a huge boost for the Shetland economy and we are experiencing a big demand for places on our boats. All of our scheduled sailings from the Sunday to the Wednesday following the Tall Ships weekend are more or less full already.

“The extra daytime sailing on the Monday will provide us with the capacity we need to cope with the demand.”

Posted on 15th June 2011 at 10:25 pm in Ferry Operators | Northlink Ferries | Ferry News | (0) Comments


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