St Mary’s Harbour Report September 12th

The Scillonian III will complete her final Sunday sailing (weather permitting) tomorrow. The Gry Maritha continues with her usual schedule
You are reminded of the Scillonian III’s early arrival/departure time of 1300/1500 today however, from next Saturday she will revert to the usual 12pm arrival and 16:30 departure
Please note that the defibrillator is now in the entrance to the new waiting room

CRUISE SHIPS

On Monday we are expecting the Amadea however the forecast isn’t looking great and there is a possibility it may cancel. If she does arrive, we expect some 600 passengers to visit St. Mary’s & Tresco
The final cruise ship of the season is expected next Saturday when the Albatross will visit

SHIPPING AND QUAY EXTENSION (KIER)

The jack-up barge has been moved from the end of the quay to inner berth in preparation for the crane transfer. Unfortunately due to weather conditions, this has been postponed and will take place as soon as conditions improve.
The Stemat barge remains at Nut Rock where she is ready to accept the large Liebherr crane from the jack up barge.
The dive platform is currently in Old Quay and we expect the equipment to be removed from it this week, prior to it being taken to Porthloo for demobilisation
The tug Tactow arrived and will remain here, ready to tow the jack-up barge
Tugs Vulcan 2 and Indus remain on station to assist when required
Works to fit the steps has continued over the last few days. The four large mounting blocks are in place and work continues to prepare these to accept the steps themselves
Grouting of the blocks continues

QUAY WIDENING

The landing craft Arromanches delivered additional machinery to the site this week and (when weather allows) will continue delivering the pre-cast concrete blocks