St Mary’s Harbour News 8th January


Kier returned to work on Monday the 4th January

The fire detection system is now operational for the entire building

The tug Polmear and NATO vessel remains in St. Mary’s harbour

The harbour office opening hours are 8am-5pm Mon-Fri. Please call 07789 273626 if the office is locked

The storm boards will remain in place at Porthloo and we will review next week

Retail unit 1 on the quay (currently Kier staff room) is available for rent from the Duchy. Please contact Hugh House for full details


Works to install the fendering continues with 13 of the 19 fenders now installed

The North cardinal mark will be removed this week

Concreting of the final 3 slabs has now started and will continue throughout this weekend and into next week

We are anticipating a landing craft to arrive next week which will collect the digger that has been positioned on Rat Island

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

The steel pontoon sections remain – one of which is being used for the fendering works. In time they will be dismantled and sent back to the mainland


The first 3 concrete slabs have been poured and work is on-going to prepare for the next few slabs to be poured.

Access platforms on the seaward side are to be fitted to the new wave walls when weather/tides allow which will allow access for the granite facing blocks to be installed

Material from Porthloo continues to be used as backfill in the quay widening.

The granite sets are still being cut at Parting Carn and when completed will be positioned either side of the new wave wall.


Ticket Office/Check in: PA system, electrics and some painting still to complete.

Freight Office: No change

Chiller/Freezer: Doors fitted, drainage works adjacent to the chillers completed

Freight Store: Doors now installed and internal barriers being fitted this coming week

Balcony :The cedar cladding to the underside should be completed by next week. The topside requires some re-adjustments and the roofers are returning next week – this should not present too much of a delay in handover.

Staircase:No change since previous update

2 Responses to St Mary’s Harbour News 8th January

  1. Jan Cardew January 18, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    When will covered walkway be installed? Promised for queuing passengers,on quay.

    • Jann January 27, 2016 at 7:27 pm

      Its there now Jan, but you will still get wet,… as it leaks