St Mary’s Harbour News Friday 28th

The Scillonian III & Gry Maritha continue their usual schedule. The Gry Maritha will arrive at 05:45 Saturday morning ready to discharge
·You are reminded of the Scillonian III’s early arrival/departure time of 1300/1500 on Saturdays.
·This weekend’s high tides are a good opportunity for running line holders to inspect their equipment on the bottom chain within the harbour – similarly for beach mooring holders

·Please note that the defibrillator is now in the entrance to the new waiting room.

CRUISE SHIPS

The next expected cruise ship will be the Marco Polo next Friday (4th Sept) with passengers visiting Tresco & St. Mary’s.

SHIPPING AND QUAY EXTENSION (KIER)

The landing craft Arromanches arrived in ST. Mary’s last night and unloaded equipment and aggregate backfill for the quay extension before today heading to Porthloo to drop off a 40t crane that will be used for the widening works
The tug Indus will depart Falmouth at 05:00 tomorrow morning and arrive in Scily with the JML 35 barge tomorrow afternoon/early evening. The barge has the final load of back-fill for the extension and also some of the first blocks for the widening
The Stemat barge remains at Nut Rock where work is underway to prepare her to accept the large Liebherr crane from the jack up.
Throughout the next week, preparations will be made to bring the jack-up back into the harbour alongside the inner berth for the 300t crane to be transferred to the Stemat barge. The transfer will be done in the evening to avoid interference with the usual daily boating and we will advise everyone a day or so in advance.

This weekend will see the divers working through the night to complete the grouting and tightening of tie rods to the structure.

QUAY WIDENING

The preparations for the widening works continue. Deliveries of bagged dredged material from Porthloo continue at appropriate times.
The MMO license has been approved to allow the “ground stabilisation” works to go ahead. Next week will start to see equipment arrive which will be used to stabilise the material that is to be removed in the area for the foundations of the widening wall.

KIER BUILDING
Building Plaques: This weekend will see the removal of the 3rd and final plaque from the front of the building and re-positioned on the north side of the building

Balcony -Steelwork for the balcony is expected to arrive week commencing 7th September