St Mary’s Harbour Update July 18th

St Mary’s Harbour Update from The Harbour Office:

Please note that the Scillonian III’s early arrival/departure time of 1300/1500 on Saturdays for the coming weeks.

Yacht numbers remain good and with this in mind, could we please ask vessel operators to leave the inner berths free for the use of the service bollards.

We have closed the new luggage store until such times as Kier have completed the waiting room to prevent any damage or mess from construction works.

The dive platform continue to operate from the end of the quay and wash from vessels entering or leaving the port is an issue.

CRUISE SHIPS

The P&O cruise ship Adonia made her final visit to the Islands (she will operate from Miami next year) and 640 passengers were delivered to St. Mary’s during a successful, if busy, Wednesday. This Sunday will see the arrival of the smaller Hebridean Princess (2,012t) with her passengers visiting Tresco and next Friday the last visit of the season for Magellan.

The sail training vessel Belem has anchored in the Roads for this evening and will depart for Galway Saturday morning at 09:00 via the North West Passage.

SHIPPING (KIER)

The landing craft Arromanches arrived on Friday evening and unload her cargo of stone directly into the quay extension blocks as backfill. We hope that she will be in a position to depart by 10am today when she will return to Falmouth for more stone.

The tug Vulcan 2 with the JML 35 barge is currently in Falmouth. It is hope she will arrive Saturday evening – again with more stone for backfill.

The tug Indus with the Stemat 85 barge will depart Plymouth tomorrow and arrive in Scilly on Sunday at around midday. We hope to be laying blocks from early Tuesday morning and with a spell of decent weather it is hoped this unload can be done in one hit before sending her back for the final load

KIER BUILDING

The ticket office roof and rendering will commence on Monday

The waiting room door & windows have been installed and this week will be focused on decorating and the flooring

A walkway has been introduced for Kier staff to transit from the ticket office, through the chiller store area (work compound) and onto the new freight office allowing access without breaching the working area of the ISSCo.

Please be aware of the vehicle restrictions on the quay during this very busy period.

VEHICLES ON THE QUAY

The recent works on the quay have severely restricted space on the quay, more so during the unloading of the Gry Maritha on a Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday morning.

This area as you know is already tight for space and the reduction in the useable area is now almost untenable for safe freight operations.

Those who collect their own freight will be restricted to 10:30am – 11:30am, after the arrival of the Scillonian III OR after liaison with the ISSCo quay manager.

Kier vehicles are not to enter the working yard until after the arrival of the Scillonian III or after liaison with the ISSCo quay manager.

Old quay is not an area for parking. Please do not park vehicles here – this is area is for pedestrians only unless arrangements have been made in advance through the harbour office.