Sullom Voe

Sullom Voe Harbour Authority
Shetlands Islands Council
Marine Operations Department
Port Admin Building
Sella Ness
Shetland ZE2 9QR

Tel: 01806 242344

Transport Connections:
Roads: single carriageway
Air: Aberdeen, via Sumburgh (90km)
Short sea: daily ferry between Lerwick and Aberdeen (overnight service)
Lat: 60° 26’ N; Long: 01° 18’ W Situated in Sullom Voe, on the north coast of Mainland Shetland
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UK Ports Association:
British Ports Association (BPA)
The use of tugs and their numbers will be as directed by the Harbour Master.

Prior to arrival, vessels should ensure that heaving lines of adequate length and breaking strain are readily available to assist in securing tugs.

Tugs will normally meet incoming vessels at a position close south of Outer Skerry for the North Entrance and close south of Samphrey for the SE Entrance. Officers and crew should be standing by to receive lines, and all necessary tugs must be secured before the vessel’s ability to manoeuvre becomes restricted.

Normally 4 tugs are required for inward movements and 2 for outward.

When a vessel is berthing, tugs will be secured to the bow and stern of the vessel with towing lines and alongside in a push pull mode. Their mode of operation and disposition will be fully explained by the pilot on arrival. Tug lines will normally be used throughout, either from a towing winch or occasionally a towing hook.
Approximate Annual Tonnage:
2018 5,650,770 Tonnes
Port Contacts:
Harbour Master/Pilot Master: Greig Maitland
Normal hours: 24hrs
24-hrs Tel: 01806 242344

Sullom Voe VTS
VHF channel: 14
Tel: 01806 244280 (01595 744280)
Tel: 01806 242344
Fax/Tel: 01806 242118
Web: Port Information System Current Traffic –
Commercial Cargo Handling Facilities:
Sullom Voe will accept vessels between 140 metres LOA and 365 metres LOA as a matter of routine and vessels out with this range will be considered on an individual basis. Subject to careful controls the largest vessels in the world are likely to be accommodated. Tankers can load to a maximum draft of 16.8 metres at Jetty 1, 22.1 metres at Jetty 2; 24 metres at Jetty 3 and 22.6 metres at Jetty 4.

In addition to liquid bulk cargo the port can handle quarried rock and general, dry, bulk, ro-ro and containerised cargo in relatively small vessels of up to 120 metres working at shallow draft jetties
Principal Activities:
General cargo
Fishing activities
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