St Mary’s Harbour Works Update June 5th

Here’s the harbour works update from St Mary’s Harbour.

Blackwell Building Services remain on site working inside the building on the new harbour office, luggage store and staff accommodation.

It is hoped to open the luggage store by 19th of June.

You are reminded of the need not to park vehicles on the quay. Some people have taken to parking on Old Quay which is strictly forbidden. Please only bring vehicles onto the quay if you have a quay permit and only for pick-up/drop-off.

There is no works to the area at Porthloo currently used by Kiers to store dredged material.

CRUISE SHIPS

· This weekend will see a number of vessels visiting the Island namely..

· Saturday – Corinthian – approx. 80 pax visiting Tresco

· Sunday – Adonia – approx. 800 pax visiting St. Mary’s & Tresco

· Monday -Corinthian & Azores – approx. 680 pax visiting St. Mary’s & Tresco

· Wednesday – Sea Cloud II – approx. 90 pax visiting Tresco

SHIPPING (KIER)

Concreting works to secure the first layer of blocks is nearing completion with approx. 170m3 left to pour. It is anticipated that concreting will start again on Monday evening.

The JML 35 barge has returned from Falmouth with aggregate for the quay extension and will remain on the mooring at Nut Rock until such time as the stone is required for backfill in the quay extension

The dive platform will be made larger by fitting additional pontoon sections that arrived today (Friday). This will give greater stability when in use at the end of the quay and additional space for the divers and their equipment.

The concrete barge Stemat 85 will remain at Nut Rock until the repairs to the sleeves for the spud legs have been completed. It is hoped to have the barge back alongside the jack-up and to start laying blocks by the middle of next week – weather permitting

The jack-up rig will be re-aligned by approx. 1m on Saturday to ensure it is level with the direction of the quay.

Tugs Indus & Vulcan 2 will remain in Scilly throughout the week to assist with operations. The tug Polmear will remain in St Mary’s to assist the berthing/un-berthing of the Scillonian III and Gry Maritha

Kier have added a small workboat to assist with the movement of the dive platform

The landing craft Arromanches brought in additional pontoon sections & the workboat and has returned to Falmouth. We expect to see her return during this week

KIER BUILDING

The waiting room is progressing well with painting and general decoration underway. We await the flooring and windows & door before it is opened up once more

The new ticket office frame has been put up and we await the cladding materials for this to progress

Block work for the new freight office is underway as is the concreting of the new floor. Work will continue in this area throughout the week

The temporary chiller is operational at the rear of the building

The balcony steelwork is awaiting fabrication and we have asked that this work is pushed towards completion pre-August