April 2022 NorthLink news round-up
Sunday 1st May 2022
NorthLink News from the month of April includes a training exercise with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency in Scapa Flow and the Shetland Girls Football team travelling for an important competition. NorthLink were also proud to sign up to the Breastfeeding Friendly Scotland Scheme and to support Shetland Folk Festival.
Monday 4th April 2022
The MV Hamnavoe took part in a training exercise with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) in Scapa Flow. The MCA emergency towing vessel undertook the tow of a significantly sized ‘disabled’ vessel in this exercise.
This experience helped to provide an enhanced training opportunity for many groups including the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, NorthLink Ferries personnel, OIC Marine Services and the Shetland Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre.
Friday 8th April 2022
The Shetland Girls Football team boarded with NorthLink Ferries as part of their travels down to Edinburgh. The girls were participating in the Caledonia Super Cup at the Oriam for the first time in two years alongside other teams across the whole of Scotland.
NorthLink are proud sponsors of the Shetland Girls Football team and wish all the teams playing the best of luck!
Thursday 21st April 2022
NorthLink Ferries are both proud and delighted to sign up to the Breastfeeding Friendly Scotland Scheme. This scheme helps to create a society where women can feel confident to breastfeed whilst in public spaces.
NorthLink Ferries hope for all mums who travel onboard our ships that they are always be made to feel welcome and put at ease.
Wednesday 27th April 2022
One of Shetland’s biggest events (that doesn’t involve fire!) is the Shetland Folk Festival – which celebrated their 40th anniversary this month. From the 28th April to 1st May, an incredible roster of artists (including some of the best local and visiting musicians there are) will be performing at venues throughout the isles.
NorthLink Ferries were happy to welcome a number of artists to the terminal as they make their way north on tonight’s sailing. We hope they all had a comfortable journey with us and enjoyed their time in Shetland!