06 May 2014
Ryde Harbour breakwater repairs completed
Ryde Harbour is now back in full use following the completion of repair works to the breakwater which meant that some berths were temporarily unavailable because of the damage.
In February during a long period of adverse weather, part of the breakwater at the harbour was damaged which also meant nine berths were closed for safety reasons. These berths have now been brought back into use.
Isle of Wight firm Imphouse has since carried out the £29,000 repairs while also reinforcing the breakwater with rocks and concrete.
Isle of Wight Council Executive member for tourism and economy Shirley Smart said: "We really do recognise the importance of the harbour to Ryde and were keen to see the repairs undertaken as soon as possible. I am really grateful to everyone that has worked so hard to get the works completed in a good and timely fashion so that the harbour can play a full part in supporting the economy of Ryde.
"It is pleasing that we have been able to commission a local firm to carry out the repairs ahead of the busy summer sailing season, especially considering it was a very specialist repair job".
- The harbour dries out completely at low water.