Ellen Haugland is a woman in a man’s world – the harbour’s first female VTS officer. The Dane is an experienced seafarer and moved to Aberdeen with her husband who has a new job in the oil industry. In Series 1 Episode 3 of The Harbour she has taken a job as a VTS officer but she has to learn the ropes quickly. She only has three weeks training to master the complex workings of the harbour so she can safely oversee all the shipping movements in and out of the port.