Scillonian III Sailings For Tuesday 17th April Cancelled Due To Predicted Weather

  The Scillonian III on her way into St Mary's Harbour. Image courtesy of Isles of Scilly Travel. 

The Scillonian III on her way into St Mary's Harbour. Image courtesy of Isles of Scilly Travel. 

The Isles of Scilly Steamship Company have announced that tomorrow's Scillonian III sailings have been cancelled due to the to predicted weather forecast. 

According to a statement released by the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company: "There is a very deep low-pressure system in the Atlantic which is exceptional for spring and is even uncommon in winter.

"The low pressure is building up a large swell which is forecasted to be in the region of 6 metres throughout the day on Tuesday. Although no flights have been cancelled at this time, this weather is also likely to affect Skybus flights on Tuesday."

All passengers booked to travel on the Scillonian III tomorrow will be automatically transferred to the next sailing on Wednesday 18th April as follows:

Departing Penzance at 0900

(check-in closes 0830)

Departing St Mary’s at 1630

(check-in closes 1600)

Passengers originally booked to travel on Scillonian III tomorrow may change to an alternative sailing free of charge where space allows or cancel their journey with a full refund of the fare paid. For any passenger queries please call the Travel Centre on 01736 334220 (option 1).

No freight will be carried on Tuesday due to the cancellation, however the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company will endeavor to carry as much freight as possible on Wednesday’s sailing.

For any freight queries please call Penzance Freight Office on 01736 334236 or St Mary’s Quay 01720 424230.

You can find the most recent travel updates from the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company on their travel update feed on twitter @IOSTravelupdate and online at www.islesofscilly-travel.co.uk/travel-updates.

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