Lerwick North Harbour, may not be the most northerly harbour n the UK but it is probably the most northerly commercial one. It was much used as a sort of staging post when the North Sea offshore construction was taking place in the 1970s, but has the problem of having a very narrow northerly entrance and a pretty shallow southerly one. As a young ship captain I once disobeyed my charterer's instruction to sail from it, because the weather was so bad that I doubted the ship's ability to get to sea. In the photo two of the Maersk L class (Maersk Lancer and Maersk Laser), one of them fitted out for some sort of subsea work.

Photo taken by Alexander Simpson in October 2012 and posted here on 29th November 2018.



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