The Isles of Scilly Steamship Company have announced that freight deliveries to the islands will be affected next week due to a burst oil pipe on the Gry Maritha.
The statement released by the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company can be read in full below:
"Due to a burst oil pipe on the Gry Maritha which has led to an unusable crane, we will not be able to carry heavy deck freight and oversized items during the week commencing Monday, 27th November to Monday 4th December inclusive. Priority will be given to food and perishable goods and we ask that they be brought to the quay in a timely fashion for the scheduled sailings on Monday 27thNovember and Wednesday 29th November.
On Friday 1st December please note that the Gry Maritha will depart Penzance at 12.30 pm, which is one hour earlier than scheduled. This is to allow for goods to be unloaded in the evening at St Mary’s so the Gry can return to Penzance where she will enter dry dock for crane repairs. We request chilled and frozen items on this sailing be kept to a minimum due to the turnaround time and the storage available on St Marys Quay.
Please note that on Monday 4th December the Gry Maritha will be out of service for maintenance.
We would like to apologise for any inconvenience this may cause our customers and thank them for their co-operation. We hope to resume normal freight services as soon as possible and will issue further notices in due course.
In the meantime, we recommend that freight customers call our offices as soon as possible to discuss their needs and to make a booking.
For all enquiries please contact:
St Mary’s Quay: 01720 424230 OR Penzance Freight Office: 01736 334236."
We'll have further details as soon as they're available.