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Coronavirus / Swedish yacht sails again

An earlier photo of the Sula by Ivan Reid.

THE SWEDISH yacht that caused a bit of a stir at Lerwick harbour over the last 24 hours sailed for Faroe on Sunday morning.

The Sula arrived at the port on Saturday morning for fuel and stores.

The crew was advised by Lerwick Port Authority that they could not come ashore unless they self-isolated for 14 days and registered themselves on a government website.

A spokesman for port control said on Sunday morning that the 11-metre yacht had sailed again after fuel and stores had been delivered to the vessel.

The self-isolation rules don’t apply for professional seamen. A host of other travellers are also exempt from the self-isolation rules; details can be found here.