The maritime union RMT has referred to its claim of recently forcing the SNP Scottish government to apply the National Minimum Wage on the Seatruck freight vessels, Helliar and Hildasay, working on the NorthLink operated Orkney and Shetland ferry service contract. This was in stating that the RMT would be leafleting delegates at the Scottish Labour Party conference on Saturday in a bid to win further support for the Save Our Seafarers 2020 campaign.
The wind in Shetland will be much the same in the early hours of tomorrow morning as it was yesterday evening, almost reaching gale force. Because of this NorthLink brought forward the departure of the Hrossey from Aberdeen today to 3 PM.
The coastguard helicopter based at Sumburgh, Rescue 900, is on a double medical evacuation today.
The Norwegian owned and operated salmon industry in Scotland, including Shetland, has claimed it has significantly reduced its use of chemical sea lice treatments in the last year in favour of other treatments. However bathing the salmon in warm water, tried out in Shetland, is turning out to be an expensive treatment.