Mallaig Harbour Ice
Contractors TRS Ltd have recently informed the Authority that the arrival of the new Containerised Ice Plant due to be delivered to Mallaig Harbour on Tuesday 8th January 2019 has been delayed by one week. The new delivery date is now Monday 14th/Tuesday 15th January 2019 with engineer onsite for the following 2.5 weeks to assemble/commission the plant.
The Authority remains hopeful that the new Ice Plant will therefore become operational February 2019.
Gael Force Ltd have been given the contract to construct the Passenger Pontoon and place it in situ in the inner harbour so making the existing passenger steps redundant.. It was hoped that this would become operational prior to the year end but unfortunately this will not now be the case as work will not now commence until week beginning the 14th January 2019. The new completion date is now end of January 2019.
The non-appearance of shoals of sprats in the Minch this winter is a major disappointment as it had been hoped to end what has been a pretty dreadful year for the fishing industry in Mallaig on a high but this is clearly not now going to be the case.
Festive greetings to all Harbour users from all at the Authority.