Cruise ship returning to Eyemouth

The cruise ship Hanseatic is making a return visit to Eyemouth after last anchoring off the Berwickshire fishing port in 2015.

Monday, 29th May 2017, 2:56 pm
Updated Sunday, 4th June 2017, 9:04 pm
Cruise ship 'Hanseatic' anchored just outside Eyemouth where passengers were shuttled into the harbour by tender

Harbourmaster Richard Lawton has issued a local notice to mariners outlining how the visit of the ship with its 160, mostly German passengers will affect operations at the port.

“The cruise ship Hanseatic will anchor off Eyemouth on the morning of Saturday, June 17,” he said.

“Passengers will be landed by tender at the middle pier pontoon, where a temporary security area and gate will be established.

“There will be restricted vehicular access to the middle pier on Saturday, June 17, with no access beyond a point 50m from the security gate at the pontoon access ramp.

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“Pedestrian access to the pontoon secure area will be restricted and will be suspended briefly when passengers are landing and embarking.

“Parking will be suspended on the roadside at Gunsgreen Quay from Friday, June 16, until evening Saturday, June 17.”

Oliver Kieran, Eyemouth Harbour Trust’s chairman said: “This is all part of the trust’s strategy to develop Eyemouth Harbour as a first port of call so as to create opportunities for the Scottish Borders and surrounding areas.”

Mr Lawton added: “We hope to build on this visit and attract smaller expedition and cruise vessels.”