Busy Year For St Mary’s Harbour Staff
They’ve welcomed the highest number of passengers travelling on the Scillonian since 2008.
Assistant Harbourmaster Alan Hartwell said 57,000 arrived at St Mary’s Harbour on board the vessel, a rise of around 3.5% on the 55,000 passengers seen last year.
It’s also well up on the average 37,000 passengers seen when the helicopters were flying.
The Steamship Company says the total number of trips, in both directions, was 115,892 representing an overall increase of 4% year-on-year.
It marks a successful season for the Harbour team, who also helped organise a record 43 cruise ships and their 18,000 passengers visiting the islands since April, making Scilly the busiest cruise destination in the Southwest.