As previously announced there was limited access at the lower Wharf on the weekend of Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 August 2015. This was due to the Government Garage undertaking necessary work on the two cranes.

Despite the announcement, a number of members of the public continued to park their vehicles along the access road causing severe congestion at the Wharf. Had the Sea Rescue boats been required to launch in an emergency they would have been unable to do so because of the parked vehicles.

The public is therefore reminded that while the Sea Rescue Service is based and operating from Jamestown Wharf the space from Thompsons Crane Steps to the Cargo Shed – including all of the yellow lined area adjacent to the sea rescue boat ‘lima’ – must be kept clear at all times. This ensures that in an emergency the boats can be launched without delay.


11 August 2015


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