St Mary’s Harbour Works Update From Dale Clark

Here’s the latest on this week’s harbour works. Dale will be live on Radio Scilly at 9.30 on Thursday.

Scaffolding is being erected today at the front of the building by BBS and this will reduce the space available for pedestrians and vehicles. Please ensure that any vehicle needing to stop at the front of the building does so for the least amount of time required – there is to be no parking!

Wave wall demolition started last week and is going well. The Northern section of wall has been demolished with rubble removed from the quay. The steel frames for the replacement wall are being assembled on site and it is anticipated that concreting of the first section could take place as early as this weekend. Please note that the team working on the wave wall will work throughout the weekend.

Trench works will not continue this week and road plates will remain in place.

The cargo vessel River Trader is expected back into our waters tomorrow PM. She will come alongside on Thursday afternoon once the Scillonian III has departed for unloading throughout the night. If required, she will wait at anchor on Friday and come back in to complete the discharge on Friday evening. The digger will be moved on Thursday from 16:30 to be ready and in position as soon as the vessel is alongside (please note BBS staff will be working on the quay wave wall at this time also ). Lagan will require access for their tractors/trailers along the front of the building and in the rear working yard.

The Scillonian III will continue her normal schedule along with the Gry Maritha. Note, the Gry may have to delay getting alongside this Friday evening should the River Trader need 2 nights to discharge. Collection of goods from the Gry Maritha will happen as normal however please do not bring vehicles into the working yard of they are not being loaded immediately – there is no parking space available for vans to wait to be loaded!

Demolition works continue inside the harbourside building with BBS staff. BBS have a compound at the rear of the building and also along the main quay wave wall which is fenced by Heras fencing.

Cruise ships Amadea (today) and Serenissima (4th June) are in this week with passengers visiting St. Mary’s. There is no issues with passengers visiting St. Mary’s.