St Mary’s Harbour Update June 20th

The Harbour Office is now situated downstairs, immediately below the original one.
The temporary waiting room is at the South side of the building and has the defibrillator within it – the shed has been removed and the area opened up for public access.

Blackwell Building Services remain on site working inside the building on the upstairs Harbour Office.

The floor to the luggage store is being finished and will open next week.

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.

The Scillonian III will conduct a Sunday sailing this weekend due to the forecasted fog which is expected to hamper flying operations

CRUISE SHIPS:

A busy last week with Island Sky (twice) and Hanseatic visiting the Islands.
We have another busy cruise ship week ahead of us. On Monday we have the Star Legend with 200 passengers, Thursday is the Magellan with 1,200 visitors and the Corinthian has 80 on board on Friday. Next Saturday it is the Windsurf with 300 and finally a week on Sunday there’s a return visit of the Corinthian.

SHIPPING (KIER):

Concreting took place on Thursday night and it may be necessary to complete concreting on Monday evening

The Stemat 85 (concrete block barge) has been loading in Plymouth and could return – weather permitting – on Sunday, ready to start unloading blocks.
The JML 35 barge is currently alongside the jack-up unloading stone as back fill into the laid concrete blocks – the next layer of blocks laid will see them break the surface of the water
Landing craft Arromanches visited on Wednesday and returned on Friday evening with freight for the project. She will unload over the weekend at the end of the quay.

KIER BUILDING:
The concrete base for the new ticket office has been poured. Throughout the week, work to clad the structure will be carried out:
The laying of the foundation slab for the new chiller/freezer will progress this coming week.
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 Harbour team are in discussions with Kier and Cornwall Council as to the timings of the works to the rear of the building for the freight shed/store and will advise everyone next week of the plan for this.