Harbour’s new crane safely delivered in the early hours
Monday 11th February 2013, 3:00PM GMT.
IT was a cold, early start for the team installing the first of St Peter Port Harbour’s much-anticipated new cranes on Saturday.
Work to offload the 240-tonne Gottwald-manufactured unit began at around 3am and it was in place on the quay just over two hours later.
It was the first of two new cranes and arrived from Southampton last week almost fully constructed on board the Terra Marique, the same barge which was used to deliver Guernsey Electricity’s generator.
In the early hours of Saturday, a team of staff from the barge and the harbour moved the specialist vessel into position at number five berth before removing the crane.