St Mary’s Harbour Report Nov 20th

Here’s the update from St Mary’s Harbourmaster, Dale Clark.
As we approach winter we are experiencing more inclement weather and we advise anyone coming to the harbour to ensure they take care on the wet, and at times slippery, surface of the quay. We continue to try our best to ensure all passenger walkways are clear and useable.

When weather allows, mooring maintenance will continue with dive vessel Scavenger.

The Gry Maritha continues her scheduled 3 trips per week to St. Mary’s along with the Lyonesse Lady delivering/collecting off Island goods/equipment. A copy of schedules for both vessels can be obtained from the harbour office or freight office upon request.

SHIPPING AND QUAY EXTENSION (KIER)

Works to install the fendering are on hold due to the weather

There are no expected deliveries of materials this coming week

The 4 large moorings at Nut Rock, Innisidgen and behind the quay remain in place

It is hoped that work to pour the top slab will continue throughout the week

QUAY WIDENING

The widening works continue with some wave wall panels now in place.

There may be disruption to vehicular access at times this week due to works with the crane on the quay and we will try to advise everyone in advance of this.

It is hoped that material from Porthloo will continue to be removed this weekend for use in the widening works

This coming week may see the start of the demolition of the granite wall that will be removed as part of the widening.

KIER BUILDING

Ticket Office/Check in:PA system and roof still to complete

Freight Office: Cabling work still to complete in this area

Chiller/Freezer: Fitting of the electrical connections continue

Freight Store: Internal cladding and interior drainage being installed. Awaiting doors/shutters

Balcony : Awaiting roofing contractors to attend to complete the decking, underside and facing. “ new frosted glass screens have been fitted adjacent to the ticket office

Staircase:This is in place however, Kier are waiting to install a plinth at ground level which will join the staircase.