Harbour News from St Mary’s Harbour- May 31st

The Gry Maritha left late on Friday evening to get back to Penzance in time for some essential works to be carried out. Because of this the vessel will not be making her usual trip this Monday. The next scheduled trip will be a normal, on Wednesday (3rd June)

The tug Polmear remains in the harbour to assist the berthing/un-berthing of the Scillonian III & Gry Maritha
BBS remain on site working inside the building on the new Harbour reception office, restaurant, luggage store and staff accommodation
Vehicular traffic is becoming more and more of an issue as the works progress. Please be aware that vehicles should only be on the quay if you have a permit and only for pick up/drop off. Please also note that Kier have agreed with the COIS to use a section of the Mermaid carpark as a temporary site.
There is no works to the area at Porthloo currently used by Kier to store dredged material. The site is clear of all plant
During the coming week we shall relocating from our upstairs office to our new one downstairs (directly under the current one)
Walkway lights to the end of the quay should be operational this coming week with the arrival of one part to finish


After a short break the ship Hanseatic (8378gt) will visit on June 3rd. The weekend is then busier again with the Corinthian (4077gt) and the Adonia (30277gt) visiting


The first layer of concrete blocks has successfully been lifted into place. Kier are hoping to complete concreting (100m3) around these blocks (Sunday) allowing the second layer to be fitted as weather allows. (The current forecast suggests this will not be for a day or two)

The Harbour Authority, on behalf of Kier, have fitted lights to all four of the large mooring buoys at Innisidgen, Nut Rock and to the west of the jack up barge. These lamps emit a basic orange flash.

The barge JML 35 has been taken to Falmouth by the Vulcan 2. She will be loaded with around 380t of stone before returning to the Island at the earliest possible opportunity. The stone will be used as back fill for the coming layers of blocks

The barge Stemat has been taken to a mooring at Nut Rock and will remain there until Kier are ready to install the second layer of blocks


The temporary ticket/freight office has been relocated to the other side of the zebra crossing to allow breakout of the remainder of the footings for the new chillers. Please be aware that the entrance to this is along the back edge (opposite to the quay wall). Breakout and pouring of this slab will continue this week.

With the completion of decorating works this week the waiting room will reopen. It will be closed for a day or two later on to fit flooring. Until this happens the room at the souther end of the building remains available for use

The steel work for the new check in facility is on the Island. This will be erected this coming Tuesday through to Thursday. Due to the space required this will be done during the evenings/night. This work will not be as loud or disruptive as the concrete pours

Works to the new freight office at the rear of the building continues.