From early evening on Friday 26th November to the morning of Sunday 28th November 2021 Storm Arwen hit the North East of England particularly brutally with wind speeds of 98mph recorded locally.
Devastatingly, like many across the region, Amble Marina sustained significant damage. We are very grateful that no one was hurt and we hope that all of our customers remain safe and well and you have not faced too much disruption to your homes or businesses.
The storm has left a trail of destruction across the site. The force of the storm has had a substantial impact on the marina infrastructure and a number of boats were potentially damaged beyond repair. We have worked to contact all boat owners who were the most affected, with damage ranging from torn Genoas to one sunken vessel and two blown over on the hard. Please note, if we have not contacted you it means your boat has survived relatively unscathed.
I would like to commend our exceptional staff and volunteers who have been instrumental in helping start the massive clean up operation under hugely adverse conditions. They have managed to re-float B pontoon which sank on Saturday night. We will raise the submerged section of A and make safe C pontoon whilst starting the process of lifting the vessels that urgently need repair.
Although the damage to the site is extensive, with a number of pontoon fingers and areas of walkway needing attention, we will get back up and running as soon as possible and we will carry out repair work to ensure minimal disruption to your use of the site.
We appreciate how keen owners are to inspect your boats. Now that the storm has abated and the site has been made safe you are very welcome but we ask you to please come into the office before accessing the pontoons. Vital repairs are currently being carried out and we need to monitor access in order to ensure your safety in the interim. Please be aware there will be some service delays in lifting pre-booked boats until the most damaged are safely ashore but we will get back on track as soon as possible.
Huge thanks to all of you who have been in touch to offer your support, it is much appreciated. After a difficult two years this is hugely disappointing and distressing for all those affected but we will do all we can to make it right as quickly as possible. As always, if you have any queries please do not hesitate to get in touch.