St Mary’s Quay Up And Running Following Storm Damage

 

Waves crashing over St Mary's quay at the weekend.

Waves crashing over St Mary’s quay at the weekend.

St Mary’s quay will be open and operational today, says Harbourmaster Dale Clarke.

Off-island boat services will be running and the Gry Maritha is expected to arrive at around 12.30pm.

But Dale says they’re having to load and unload the vessel differently, which may take longer, after the surface of the outer quay suffered damage from overtopping waves during the recent high tides.

From Radio Scilly

Harbourmaster Dale Clark with the latest update on St Mary’s quay

They’ll also need to set up some temporary under cover storage – the existing lean-to had to be removed because the structure became dangerous.

The Gry is expected to be carrying essential food items today, as well as materials required to repair the quay surface.

Dale says he understands the facility is a vital link for the islands and they’ll work ‘flat out’ to get things back to normal.

He thanked Steamship Company staff and local carriers for helping his team get the quay up and running again yesterday.

He’s also had to reassure people on the mainland that the islands have not been left stranded.

Dale says he had a call from BBC Radio 5 Live yesterday, enquiring about how they were coping, “with the quay being washed away.”