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Cruise Ship visit could make history at Alderney Harbour

Since the completion of the development of the commercial quay the harbour has seen a significant increase in the size and number of vessels that have been operating into Alderney.

This Monday, 23rd May the cruise ship 'Island Sky' will be returning to the island and it is planned that she will be able to come alongside Alderney's new and improved commercial quay, making her the largest ship to have ever been berthed in Braye Harbour. The ship will arrive at 14:00 and will stay alongside the quay until she departs at 17:00.

On Saturday, 14th May 2011 Braye Harbour was particularly busy with the arrival of the passenger ferry 'Victor Hugo', the Navy ship 'HMS Ledbury' and the cruise ship 'Ocean Nova'. And again on Tuesday, 17th May 2011 the harbour handled four ships; the general cargo vessels 'Isis' and 'Huelin Endeavour', the cruise ship 'Island Sky,' and the bulk fuel tanker 'Sarnia Cherie'.

Steve Shaw Alderney Harbour Master said "The redevelopment of the commercial quay has allowed the opportunity to berth larger ships. The Island Sky at 90 metres by 16 metres will be the largest ship to have ever been berthed in Braye Harbour."

He continued "This clearly gives an opportunity for other small cruise ships to be berthed alongside the quay and will hopefully create a window of opportunity for us to increase this business and thereby significantly contribute towards tourism on the island".

  • HMS Ledbury, Victor Hugo & Ocean Nova