Sea run is postponed yet again

The Western Isles Council have announced that the planned sea run to Bernera, originally planned for October 15 has been cancelled - again!

Tuesday, 27th October 2020, 11:46 am
The Comhairle are hoping plans for the sea run will now take place next week.

Due to forecasted poor weather the utility sea run will now not take place until November 5 at the earliest, depending on the weather.

The aim of the run is to enable the topping up of oil and gas supplies in preparation for winter, and also to test this sea route should it be necessary to deploy it again at short notice.

Fergusons Shipping has been commissioned to undertake this particular test via sea using a specific route from Uigen Slipway, Uig to Valasay Slipway, Great Bernera (other routes were considered, however this specific crossing affords the least restrictions in terms of accessibility, tides and weather).

In the meantime, the Comhairle say they continue to make good progress with the statutory permissions which are required to enable the replacement bridge construction to commence.