Training on the new Shannon lifeboat
The RNLI has been carrying out lifeboat training in preparation for the arrival of Pwllheli's new Shannon Class lifeboat in April. The training was all Covid compliant and the team carefully followed the safety measures that were put in place. The RNLI is extremely grateful to the Hafan for all the support they have received in making this possible. Images of the Shannon Class are shown below.
Annual berth holder fees frozen
Our new berth holder mooring and visitor charges for 2021/22 have now been published. Please visit the website to see the new tariffs. Annual pontoon berthing costs have been frozen this year with prices starting from £400.13 per metre.
Dredging to harbour entrance
Contracts to dredge the harbour entrance using land-based machinery have been awarded locally and will start in April. The aim is to remove 10,000m³ from the entrance. Due to Covid restrictions and a work backlog the dredging of the channel by worldwide dredging company Royal SMALS, based in the Netherlands, will not take place until later in the year.
A new emergency throwbag unit has been installed on the pontoons to help recover anyone who accidentally falls in the water - see pictures below. The telescopic arm with buoy and line attached has quite a reach!
Don't overload your electric cable
Berth holders should make sure they do not attach too many electric tools and appliances to the electric connection points on site. As can be seen from the picture below, too much load through the cable can melt the plug socket with potentially serious consequences of injury and/or fire.
New Chair for PMBHA
Welcome to Jenny Moss, the new Chair of Pwllheli Marina Berth Holders Association. Jenny and her husband Steve have a Finnmaster motor boat called “Sea Mist”. They have been at Hafan Pwllheli for 10 years. She takes over from outgoing Chair Dave Dewsbury. Jenny says she a number of ideas for making life at the marina better for berth holders which she will share in due course.
Self-service fuel pump up update
The self service fuel pump serving both petrol and diesel now has an increased fuel limit of £1300. It was previously £200. This will save having to return the pump nozzle and re-inputting card details for those who need a large quantity of fuel.