THE YELL Sound ferry service has suffered more disruption after the Fivla developed a fault with the cooling system on one of its engines.
The vessel has been withdrawn from service and engineers hope to have her back in action on Monday morning.
Ferry services on Yell Sound have been reduced to a single vessel service for the rest of Friday, and prior bookings are suspended.
The Fivla would have undertaken four more crossings at 4pm and 4.55pm from Ulsta, and 4.55pm and 5.25pm from Toft.
These sailings will now not take place, with Shetland Islands Council apologising to anyone affected.
Stand-in vessel Fivla was filling in for the usual Yell ferry Dagalien, which is out of service having a refit.
Become a supporter of Shetland News
Shetland News is asking its many readers to consider start paying for their dose of the latest local news delivered straight to their PC, tablet or mobile phone.
Journalism comes at a price and because that price is not being paid in today’s rapidly changing media world, most publishers - national and local - struggle financially despite very healthy audience figures.
Most online publishers have started charging for access to their websites, others have chosen a different route. Shetland News currently has over 400 supporters who are all making small voluntary financial contributions. All funds go towards covering our cost and improving the service further.
Your contribution will ensure Shetland News can: -
- Bring you the headlines as they happen;
- Stay editorially independent;
- Give a voice to the community;
- Grow site traffic further;
- Research and publish more in-depth news, including more Shetland Lives features.
If you appreciate what we do and feel strongly about impartial local journalism, then please become a supporter of Shetland News by either making a single payment or monthly subscription.
Support us from as little as £3 per month – it only takes a minute to sign up. Thank you.Support Shetland News