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Travel Advisory Notices

Skybus Weather Advisory – Friday 13th December 2019

The weather forecast for Friday 13th December is indicating the likelihood of a very strong to gale force wind at Land’s End, Newquay and St Mary’s during the morning, which may cause disruption to Skybus flights. Although no flights have been cancelled at this time, any passengers booked to travel with Skybus on Friday morning may transfer to a flight on Friday afternoon, or on a different date free of charge where space allows. Passengers are advised to contact Skybus Operations on 01736 785233 to discuss their options.

Customer Notice- Lyonesse Lady out of service

On Tuesday 10th December the Lyonesse Lady port engine failed. We are currently sourcing a new engine and we are working as quickly as we can to bring her back into service. We hope to have the parts delivered by Monday 16th   December and shipped to the Islands on Mondays scheduled Gry Marthia. We will be working hard to get the Lyonesse back into service, but anticipate this to be around Friday 20th December. In the meantime we will continue to do what deliveries we can to the off islands using the Swift Lady, but please bear in mind that we have limited capacity. Large freight for off-island will either have to be cancelled, or held on St. Mary's until we get the Lyonesse back into service. For all your freight needs and enquiries please call: St. Mary’s Quay: 01720 424230 OR Penzance Freight Office: 01736 334249 / 334236

Customer Notice – Gry Maritha update – Tuesday 10th December 2019

Following on from yesterday’s update and the change in weather conditions, we are aiming for Gry Maritha to complete a sailing on Wednesday 11th December, leaving Penzance at approximately 14:30. Upon her arrival, all freight will be discharged and loaded for a quick turnaround back to Penzance. Having reviewed the weather forecast and sea conditions, we have made the decision to cancel Friday 13th  and Saturday 14th December’s scheduled freight sailings. We plan to resume to scheduled service on Monday 16th December. We would recommend any urgent freight should be brought forward to tomorrows sailing and we will do our best to ensure we ship as much across within operating limits. We will continue to monitor weather forecasts and conditions and will provide further updates when necessary. For all your freight needs and enquiries please call: St. Mary’s Quay: 01720 424230 OR Penzance Freight Office: 01736 334249 / 334236

Customer Notice – Gry Maritha update – Monday 9th December 2019

Gry Maritha is scheduled to depart Penzance today (Monday 9th December) at 13:30, arriving into St. Mary’s at approximately 19:30. Upon her arrival, all freight will be discharged and loaded for a quick turnaround back to Penzance. We will continue to monitor the weather for the rest of this week and will provide daily updates regarding weather disruption and the impact it may have on your freight services. For all your freight needs and enquiries please call: St. Mary’s Quay: 01720 424230 OR Penzance Freight Office: 01736 334249 / 334236

Customer Notice – Gry Maritha Advisory – potential disruption for week commencing 09/12/19

The current weather forecasts for next week are indicating a strong likelihood of disruption to Gry Maritha’s sailing schedule.

There is currently a window in the weather to fulfil Monday and Tuesday’s scheduled service with a late sailing from Penzance on Monday 9th and a normal unload on St Mary’s on Tuesday 10th, but this will be dependent on the weather on the day.

We would recommend any urgent freight for next week should be brought forward to Monday/Tuesday sailings and we will do our best to ensure we get as much across within operating limits.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding.

For all your freight needs and enquiries please call: St. Mary’s Quay: 01720 424230 OR Penzance Freight Office: 01736 334249 / 334236

Customer Notice – Gry Maritha update – Monday 2nd December 2019

We are pleased to report the mechanical issue aboard Gry Maritha has been fixed and Gry Maritha will be sailing as scheduled at 19:00 today (Monday 2nd December). We are sorry for any inconvenience this has caused and thank you for your understanding. For all your freight needs and enquiries please call: St. Mary’s Quay: 01720 424230 OR Penzance Freight Office: 01736 334249 / 334236

Skybus Weather Advisory, Thursday 14th November

The weather forecast for Thursday the 14th November 2019 is indicating the likelihood of a Very Strong to Gale Force gusty crosswind at St Mary’s and Land’s End Airports, which may cause disruption to Skybus flights. Although no flights have been cancelled at this time, any passengers booked to travel with Skybus on Thursday 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. Skybus is monitoring the weather forecast for Friday 15th as the wind remains very strong. We will provide a further update and ask that you keep an eye on our travel update pages @IOSTravleUpdate and website at: wwww.islesofscilly-travel.co.uk

St. Mary’s Travel Centre: New Opening Times

From 18th March 2019 our St. Mary’s Travel Centre will close just before check-in opens for Scillonian III.  For 16:30 sailings the office will be open from 8am to 3pm. Opening times will vary on dates where we have special sailings, where the office will close 90 minutes before the Scillonian’s scheduled departure time. You can make bookings and find answers to the most frequently asked questions on our website at: www.islesofscilly-travel.co.uk  

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