This Weekend’s St Mary’s Quay Update From Harbourmaster Dale Clark

GENERAL NEWS

The upstairs harbour office is now completed and available for use by hbr staff. The downstairs office will remain the reception office for all hbr enquiries
You are reminded of the Scillonian III’s early arrival/departure time of 1300/1500 on Saturdays.
The new waiting room and luggage store is now open for public use. The temporary waiting room has been taken over by Kiers as a staff room for their employees
Please note that the defibrillator is now in the entrance to the new waiting room.

CRUISE SHIPS

Our next visiting ship is the Azores on Thursday 20th with an estimated 600 passengers on board. 6 visits remain after this.

OTHER VISITS

We are delighted to welcome back the Training Ship Jack Petchey which will arrive after the Scillonian III has departed tomorrow. She will stay overnight on the outer berth and depart at approx.. 09:00

SHIPPING AND QUAY EXTENSION (KIER)

The Arromanches has visited twice throughout this past week and is due to arrive tomorrow (Sunday) after the Scy III has sailed to offload steel work and stone. It is expected that she will collect one of the concrete pumps from Porthloo at some point during her visit before returning to Falmouth for the next load.
The tug Indus with the barge Stemat 85 is expected tomorrow night at approx. 18:00. Initially the barge will proceed to Nut Rock mooring before preparations are made to bring the barge alongside the jack-up
The tug Vulcan 2 and barge JML 35 will also arrive tomorrow night at the same time and will proceed to the Nut Rock mooring. Vulcan 2 will assist the movement of the Stemat 85 alongside the jack-up.
Once the Stemat is in place the JML 35 will be brought alongside the North side of the jack-up and her cargo of stone (350t) off-loaded

QUAY WIDENING

The preparations for the widening works are well underway now with the opening on the quay wall clearly visible from Tregarthens car park. Kier will continue the temporary works programme for the widening wall throughout the course of the week with deliveries of bagged dredged material arriving by road from Porthloo – 200t initially.

KIER BUILDING

Waiting Room: Open and operational. Furnishings will be added in the coming weeks

Ticket Office/Check in: Roller shutters due here this week (Tuesday). Once fitted this will be almost completed with some minor painting, electrical works and internal furniture to position before it is available for use by ISSCo staff.

Freight Office: With freight store works preventing completion, as much work as is possible has been completed in the office. It is hoped that this week will see the flooring installed and completion of the plumbing.

Steelwork: Steelwork for the chiller/freezer will arrive on the Arromanches and work to install this will commence this week.

Freight Store:Assembly of the temporary works required for this is taking place at Parting Carn site and will be delivered to the quay this coming week.

Building Plaques: At the time of writing, one of the plaques has been successfully removed and the remaining two will be taken out during the course of next week.