New Crane Installed On St Mary’s Quay

A new crane has been undergoing final load testing on St Mary’s Quay.

The 500kg unloading davit from Falmouth-based company, Spencer Carter, will be used primarily by fishing vessels to unload fish bins, pots and gear.

Harbourmaster, Dale Clark said the £25,000 crane should increase safety, especially at low tide when fishermen were having to haul boxes up the steps, and will avoid vessels unloading using the ship-board Scillonian and Gry Maritha cranes.

He said quay users have been asking for this for some time and it was one of his priorities when he arrived in the post.

The original application for the crane was included in the quay upgrade programme that failed as part of the Route Partnership project earlier this year.

But Dale said the crane plan was resurrected thanks to £15,000 funding from the LAG, together with £6000 from the AONB Sustainable Development Fund and £4000 from the Duchy of Cornwall.