NorthLink Ferries Passenger Vessel to Return to Service

Friday 27th January 2017

NorthLink Ferries’ is pleased to confirm the return of passenger vessel MV Hjaltland to service in time for Up Helly Aa following a scheduled dry dock period.

The vessel will return to its timetabled service on Friday 27 January after receiving routine maintenance and various upgrades to the on board passenger areas.

Peter Hutchinson, Customer Service Director at NorthLink Ferries, commented: “We are delighted to welcome MV Hjaltland back to service following her dry dock period ensuring passengers can enjoy the fantastic Up Helly Aa celebrations.”

As previously intimated, NorthLink Ferries will operate an amended service on its Aberdeen to Kirkwall and Lerwick route during March 2017 when sister passenger vessel MV Hrossey also enters a scheduled dry dock period to receive maintenance work.

MV Hjaltland will operate a single vessel revised timetable on the route from Sunday 5 March until MV Hrossey returns to service on Wednesday 22 March.

Peter added: “The revised timetable serviced by MV Hjaltland during March will allow passengers to travel to and from Orkney, Shetland and the mainland on a regular basis whilst MV Hrossey is in dry dock.

“Operating from the beginning of March, the timetable will offer sailings every other day with no sailings scheduled on a Saturday.”

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