Lerwick Port Authority
UK Ports Association
British Ports Association (BPA)
Shetland ZE1 0LL
Tel: +44 (0) 1595 692991
Fax: +44 (0) 1595 693452
Pilotage is compulsory for vessels navigating within the Pilotage limits of Lerwick Harbour, which fall within the following categories, namely:-
(a) every ship carrying passenger(s) and having a registered of not less than 30 metres.
(b) every oil tanker having gross tonnage of not less than 1600 intending to berth, anchor, shift within, or transit through the area of the Inner Harbour
(c) every ship having onboard any explosive article or an explosive substance ten kilograms in weight and to which Article 3 of The Dangerous Substances in Harbour Areas Regulations 1987 (S.I. No. 37) apply and which have the characteristic properties and are classified as Class 1, Divisions 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 and 1.5 by Schedule of said Regulations.
(d) i) other than a fishing vessel, every vessel exceeding 25 metres in length towing or under tow.
ii) every fishing vessel of which the registered length exceeds 47.5 metres towing or under tow.
(e) every vessel able only to manoeuvre with difficulty.
(f) every vessel having a gross tonnage of not less than 3000 intending to berth, anchor, shift within, or transit through the area of the Inner Harbour.
Pilot Boarding: Vessels entering by the south entrance will be boarded west of Kirkabister Lighthouse or near Knab Point if weather conditions are unsuitable. Vessels entering by the north entrance will be boarded abeam of the Green Holm and 0.5 miles NE of Beosetter Holm. If boarding conditions in this area are unsuitable, the south entrance must be used.
Approx annual tonnage
900,000 Tonnes – cargo; 11,000,000 GT – shipping
Unit loads (ro/ro);
Other liquid bulk;
Max depth: 12.5m
Max size of vessel accepted: N/A
No of berths: 40
Berth total length: 3,892 m
Lat: 60º 10’ N; Long: 01º 09’ W 180 nautical miles from both Bergen and Aberdeen.
Chief Executive: Capt Calum Grains
Cruise and Marketing Manager: Melanie Henderson
Harbourmaster: Alexander Simpson
Deputy Harbourmaster: Neil Arthur
24-hr Tel: +44 (0) 1595 692991
Open: 120,000 sq m
Covered: 2,600 sq m
Refrigerated: 600 sq m
Nearest int’l airport: Sumburgh, 40km
Commercial cargo handling facilities
Stevedoring provided by private operators
Mobile: various up to 250T
Other ro-ro: fixed concrete ramp
Other handling equipment
Facilities & services
Pontoons for leisure craft;
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VESSELS IN AND AROUND THE PORT
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PLEASE NOTE: Vessel positions may be up to one hour old or incomplete.
Data is provided for informational reasons only and is not related by any means to the safety of navigation.