Polmear is finally home after a year on charter to the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company where she was tasked with assisting the movements of the passenger ferry “Scillonian III” and the cargo ship “Gry Marthia” in and around St Mary’s Harbour where Jenkins Marine vessels have been supporting extensive harbour modifications.
Scillonian III provides a daily service subject to the weather conditions and the “Gry Marthia” puts in about 3 times a week but the ongoing construction work meant part of the existing berth was inaccessible and the mooring bollards had been removed. Polmear was specifically selected for the role due to her shallow 1.7m draft, and ability to dry out if required. Her powerful 10t Bollard Pull was perfect for either pushing the vessels on to the berth (using push bow fender), or towing them off – depending on wind strength and direction. Polmear was also on standby for vessel assistance 7 days per week, 24hrs a day, as required.
Being on-hand Polmear was also been used to assist movements of other marine plant, including jack-up and pontoon barges for Marine Civil engineering construction company Kier, involved in the civil engineering works in St Mary’s Harbour, Scilly Isles.
Polmear's duties finally concluded this April. She was dry docked and fully serviced, and she is now ready and available for the next charter!