Good Shepherd IV

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Good Shepherd IV in Fair Isle harbour
Good Shepherd IV in Fair Isle harbour
History
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Name: Good Shepherd IV
Owner: SIC Ferries
Route: Fair Isle
Ordered: February 1985
Builder:
Yard number: 1024
Launched: February 1986
Maiden voyage: 24 May 1986
Identification:
  • IMO:
  • MMSI: 232003605
  • Callsign: GFXQ
General characteristics
Tonnage: GT 76.38T; RT 45.33T; DWT 54.2T[1]
Displacement: 125.6 Tonnes
Length: 18.3 m (60 ft)
Beam: 5.8 m (19 ft)
Draft: 2.63 m (8 ft 8 in) (max)
Depth: 3.168m
Propulsion: 1 × Volvo TMD 121C 6 cyl 12 litre 239kW / 315hp
Speed: 10 knots (19 km/h; 12 mph)

The Good Shepherd IV is a Scottish ferry, connecting Fair Isle to Shetland Mainland. It is owned by SIC Ferries.

History[edit]

The ship, built in Fife, has been in service since 1986 and is operated by the Shetland Islands Council.

The previous ferry on this route, the Good Shepherd III, was a former inshore trawler, owned by the islanders since 1972.[2]

Service[edit]

The ferry carries up to 12 passengers and one car.[3]

There are sailings three times a week from Grutness Pier near Sumburgh Head in summer and one per week in winter. There are fortnightly sailings from Lerwick, the capital of Shetland.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Good Shepherd IV". Shetland Islands Council. Retrieved 4 October 2009. 
  2. ^ "Shetland Islands Council". Simplon Postcards. Retrieved 4 October 2009. 
  3. ^ "Fair Isle". Visit Shetland. Archived from the original on 8 May 2009. Retrieved 4 October 2009. 
  4. ^ "Timetables". Fair Isle. Retrieved 4 October 2009.