Offloading of construction materials, plant and equipment for the new Healthcare Centre started on 7th November 2016.

Offloading Construction Plant on 8th November 2016

Heavy plant unloaded on the Eastern Quay of Calshot Harbour
Photos from Clerk of Works Barry Davies show offloading of the construction plant for the new Healthcare Centre from MV Glory on 8th November in Calshot Harbour.

Offloading begins

Starting on Monday 7th November, offloading commenced of the 2500 cubic metres of materials from MV Glory of construction materials, plant and equipment for the new medical facility. See below for photos of the construction and packing of prefabricated sections in Sweden.

Offloading the 2500 cubic metres from the MV Glory to the new hospital construction site will involve most island departments and a lot of congestion and traffic movement around the island can be expected, as containers and crates will stored at various staging points around the island. The Tristan workforce is used to flexible tasking and often 'all hands' are employed offloading vessels to bring crucial supplies ashore quickly as Camogli Harbour is often closed due to poor sea conditions. The island will be praying for good weather so that the huge Healthcare Centre load can be safely and quickly brought ashore for construction.
After unloading MV Glory is expected to depart on 25th November.

MV Glory at anchor off Tristan on Monday 7th November from Kelly Burns