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Travel Advisory Notices

Gry Maritha – Cancelled sailing for Wednesday 13th December 2017

Due to the deterioration in today’s weather and the forecasted rough sea conditions, today’s freight sailing has been cancelled. All freight booked onto today’s sailing will be accepted as normal except for chilled and frozen goods and the ship will be loaded in preparation for Fridays departure. It is anticipated that the Gry Maritha will depart on Friday 15th December at approximately 14:00pm. For all freight enquiries please call: St Mary’s Quay: 01720 424230 OR Penzance Freight Office:  01736 334236 We apologise for any inconveniences caused.

CUSTOMER NOTICE-CHANGES TO GRY MARITHA’S ADVERTISED SCHEDULE ON WEDNESDAY 13th DECEMBER 2017

Due to the forecasted weather of gale force winds on Thursday 14th December, the Gry Maritha will depart earlier than her scheduled sailing by leaving St Mary’s late evening on Wednesday 13th. The Gry will leave Penzance on Wednesday between 12- 12:30pm and will need to turnaround quickly on Wednesday evening to avoid the forecasted poor weather conditions on Thursday. The ships master will be monitoring the forecast for the rest of the week and should there be any further changes to the advertised schedule, further notifications will be released. For all freight enquiries please call: St Mary’s Quay: 01720 424230 OR Penzance Freight Office:  01736 334236 We apologise for any inconvenience caused.  

Customer Notice-Changes to Gry Martitha’s advertised schedule on Monday 11th December 2017

Due to the forecasted weather of gale force winds on Monday 11th December, the Gry Maritha will depart later than her scheduled sailing. The Gry will leave Penzance early morning on Tuesday 12th December. This will impact the unloading and delivering of freight on St Mary’s and the off islands, with the expected delivery to be carried out later that afternoon or on the following day. The ships master will be monitoring the forecast for the rest of the week and should there be any other changes to the advertised schedule, further notifications will be released. For all freight enquiries please call: St Mary’s Quay: 01720 424230 OR Penzance Freight Office:  01736 334236 We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Customer Notice- changes to Gry Maritha’s advertised schedule- Wednesday 6th December 2017

Due to today’s current forecast of gale force winds, Gry Maritha will be departing later than scheduled. The Gry Maritha will aim to depart Penzance Harbour at approximately 0530am tomorrow morning (Thursday 7th December) arriving into St Mary’s just before midday. For all freight enquiries please call: St Mary’s Quay: 01720 424230 OR Penzance Freight Office:  01736 334236 We apologise for any inconveniences caused.

Skybus weather advisory- 6th December 2017

The weather forecast for Wednesday the 6th of December 2017 is indicating the likelihood of a Very Strong to Gale Force South South Westerly wind at Land’s End and St Mary’s, particularly so in the afternoon, which may cause disruption to Skybus flights. Although no flights have been cancelled at this time, any passengers booked to travel with Skybus on Wednesday may transfer to a flight on a different date free of charge where space allows. Passengers are advised to contact Skybus Operations on 01736 785233 to discuss their options. If you have any other queries please call the Travel Centre on 01736 334220.

Customer Notice- Scillonian III to carry freight items on 1st & 4th December 2017

On Friday 1st   & Monday 4th December, the Scillonian III will be supporting the Gry Maritha in delivering the backlog of larger freight items to the Isles of Scilly. The Gry Maritha will be entering the dry dock over the weekend for ongoing maintenance work and as a result, the Scillonian will be delivering booked freight on Monday 4th December.  No passengers will be carried on these sailings. For customers that have booked larger freight items, the freight team will make direct contact to advise you of the anticipated delivery time of your booked larger goods. For all freight enquiries please call: St Mary’s Quay: 01720 424230  OR  Penzance Freight Office:  01736 334236 We apologise for any inconveniences caused.  

IMPORTANT CUSTOMER NOTICE – GRY MARITHA AND FREIGHT DELIVERIES, NOVEMBER 27TH TO DECEMBER 4TH INCLUSIVE

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 27th November 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  

Customer Notice – Gry Maritha & Freight deliveries

Wednesday 22nd November 2017 – Gry Maritha delayed sailing Due to current and forecasted weather conditions, today’s Gry Maritha sailing will be delayed. We are aiming to depart Penzance on Thursday 23rd November at approximately 05:30am arriving into St. Mary’s around 12:45.  Friday 24th November 2017 - Scillonian III to carry freight items Work on the Gry Maritha’s crane will continue this week and to ensure there is no disruption to the delivery of freight, the Scillonian III will be carrying out a freight sailing this Friday, 24th November. No passengers will be carried on these sailings. For customers that have booked larger freight items, the freight team will make direct contact to advise you of the anticipated delivery time of your booked larger goods. We apologise for any inconveniences caused. For all freight enquiries please call: St Mary’s Quay: 01720 424230 OR Penzance Freight Office:  01736 334236

Skybus Weather Advisory – Wednesday 22nd November 2017

The weather forecast for Wednesday 22nd November is indicating the likelihood of a very strong to gale force south-south-westerly wind at St Mary’s and Land’s End, which may cause disruption to Skybus flights. Although no flights have been cancelled at this time, any passengers booked to travel with Skybus on Wednesday may transfer to a flight on a different date free of charge where space allows. Passengers are advised to contact Skybus Operations on 01736 785233 to discuss their options. If you have any other queries please call the Travel Centre on 01736 334220.

Customer Notice – Scillonian III to carry freight items on Tuesday 7th, Wednesday 8th and Friday 9th November.

Work on the Gry Maritha’s crane will continue this week and to ensure there is no disruption to the delivery of freight, the Scillonian III will be carrying out three freight sailings on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday of this week. No passengers will be on-board. For customers that have booked larger freight items, the freight team will make direct contact to advise you of the anticipated delivery time of your booked larger goods. We apologise for any inconveniences caused. For all freight enquiries please call: St Mary’s Quay: 01720 424230 OR Penzance Freight Office:  01736 334236

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