St Mary’s Harbour News March 11th

Here’s the update from St Mary’s Harbourmaster, Dale Clark.

Kier are now operating Mon-Fri only and are finishing off some of the final parts of their contracted works
Kier’s crane will remain on the quay extension to assist in the fitting of fender deflectors which have arrived and will be fitted over the course of the next couple of weeks

The Scillonian III returns to service next week, visiting on Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat.
The Gry Maritha will continue her usual 3 visits per week
The tug Polmear remains in St. Mary’s harbour assisting the arrival/departure of the Gry Maritha and Scillonian III until the quay extension has been handed over by Kier

The dredged material at Porthloo has been removed and the bagged material (300t) currently at the side of the road is being gradually taken to St. Agnes and Bryher by the ISSCo vessel Lyonesse Lady

Retail unit 1 on the quay remains available for rent from the Duchy. Please contact Hugh House for full details

Work to the toilet/shower drainage is almost completed and next week will see the excavations backfilled and the ladies toilets will re-open. The gents and disabled toilets are open for use as normal.

Trinity House have agreed to the proposal for a Stbd hand buoy to be positioned to the South of the Bacon buoy – we have a buoy and will look to position this in the next few weeks
The harbour office opening hours are now 8am-5pm 7 days a week.

SHIPPING AND QUAY EXTENSION (KIER)

Kier continue to work on the quay extension with the rails and the fender deflectors are waiting to be fitted
Kier will be demobilising kit from the Island using KML landing craft. They will visit throughout the week at Porthloo however launching vessels do have priority on the slipway.
The 4 large moorings at Nut Rock, Innisidgen and behind the quay remain in place – KML are awaiting a suitable window to remove these

QUAY WIDENING

The wave wall and widening area in general has been completed and is awaiting handover
The new vehicle barrier has been installed and will be operational from 1st April. Only permit holders with a key-fob will be able to gain access into the rear yard
A new set of passenger rails have been installed which will allow pedestrian access to the new freight office at the South side of the building.
New bollards will be installed this coming week which will run along the same line as the existing bollards up towards the undercover walkway at the front of the building