Ambassador’s visit to River Tyne and port

An ambassador was given a tour to see life on the River Tyne.

Friday, 22nd March 2019, 9:32 am
Updated Friday, 22nd March 2019, 9:33 am
Port of Tyne Harbour Master Steven Clapperton (right) hosting a river trip with his Excellency the Icelandic Ambassador Stefán Haukur Jóhannesson (left). Picture by Craig Connor / North News & Pictures.

His Excellency Stefán Haukur Jóhannesson, the Ambassador of the Republic of Iceland to the UK, visited the Port of Tyne.

The ambassador and Clive McKeag, Consulate of Iceland in Newcastle, were welcomed by the port’s Harbour Master onboard a river trip.

Steven Clapperton said: “We were delighted to host a visit of the ambassador, who was interested in our growing cruise calls, the North Shields fishing fleet and developing trade links.”

Following the visit, the ambassador tweeted: “Impressive excursion around the River Tyne. Thanks to the Port of Tyne, who gave us an excellent insight into their innovative operations.”