THE operation to clean up the widespread damage caused by the gale force winds which lashed the Port of Andratx last weekend gathered momentum yesterday.

All week, tons of debris have been washed up in the port.
Yesterday, heavy machinery was brought in by the local council to start clearing the mountains of rubbish and wrecked boats.
Work on repairing parts of the outer breakwater destroyed by the storm and giant waves is expected to start this month.