NHS Shetland - Survey - March 2021

NorthLink passengers injured, cars damaged

The Hrossey as it left Shetland during rough seas last year. Photo Mark Berry

THREE passengers on board the NorthLink ferry Hrossey en route from Lerwick on Wednesday night were injured after the boat entered rough seas off Orkney.

Cars were also damaged as the Hrossey passed through a heavy swell as it passed the small island of Auskerry east of Orkney at around 11pm.

Two of the three passengers were treated on arrival in Kirkwall, where the ferry remained until just after 8am when it continued its journey to Aberdeen.

The northbound Hjaltland was also delayed by the severe weather and only arrived after midday on Thursday.