Ocean Endeavour sails after eleven months at Victoria Pier East
After eleven months at Victoria Pier East, except when it had to clear the berth a couple of times for visiting cruise ships and to turn the vessel around one hundred and eighty degrees to check the lifeboats, the one hundred and thirty-seven metre former cruise ship Ocean Endeavour left its berth at the back of two on Saturday afternoon, assisted by the Lerwick habour vessels the Knab and the Kebister, heading for Portsmouth. The Ocean Endeavour, the former cruise ship Kristina Katerina, has become the second of the seven accommodation ships and barges that have been in Lerwick harbour and Scalloway harbour to complete its charter. The former cruise ship Gemini in Scalloway harbour is likely to be the next. The Ocean Endeavour replaced the floatel Bibby Bergen, which was due in Lerwick harbour the previous October, but failed to arrive. Instead of being on charter for six months, the Ocean Endeavour was on charter for eleven months, ending the charter as most of the workers on board headed home for Christmas.