Shetlopedia - The Shetland Encyclopaedia
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The Braer Oil Tanker drifted ashore at Garths Ness, near Quendale, in Dunrossness, after suffering engine failure.
The Miss Lucy II, a vessel registered in Britain, wrecked or foundered at 60.08N, 01.09W, approx on or close to the western shore of Bressay, within Lerwick Harbour.
Scalloway Pool was opened.
The Northern Venture (FR 14), a wooden hulled motor fishing trawler, registered in Fraserburgh, Scotland, sank at 60.40N, 00.43W, approximately 5 miles ESE of Mu Ness, Unst. All of the crew were saved.
The Reliance (LK508), a wooden hulled motor fishing vessel, registered in Lerwick, sustained damage from her wound up propellor that caused her to spring a leak, and sink at 60.26N, 01.02W, approximately on or close to Lunna Holm.
The Sharon Rose (FR400), a wooden hulled motor fishing vessel, registered in Fraserburgh, Scotland, sank at a position given as 60.01 N. 00.21E, which falls approximately 43 miles ESE of Noss, Bressay.
- Elsi Arrub returns home after a 5 year voyage around the world.
- The Whispering Hope (ME147), a wooden hulled motor fishing vessel, drifted ashore on to the Culswick side of the mouth of Gruting Voe after suffering a wound up propellor. She was subsequently towed off, but quickly sank due the extent of damage to her hull.
Whitness, Weisdale and Tingwall by-election for the Shetland Islands Council.
The Eastern European factory fishing trawler Borodinskoye-Polye wrecked on the The Unicorn in the north Lerwick Harbour.
The Destiny (FR139), a wooden hulled motor fishing trawler registered in Fraserburgh, Scotland, foundered at 60.18N, 00.47W, approx 6 miles SE of Whalsay. All of the crew were safely rescued from liferafts by the offshore survey vessel Kommandor Subsea.