Members of MVS Poole have visited the Poole floating lifeboat station as part of their Foundation and Competent Crew training schemes. As well as learning more about the RNLI, the station Operations Manager Paul Glatzel popped in to give an in depth explanation of the two lifeboats, answer questions and meet the MVS members.
During a recent visit to Poole, the Poole Unit of the Maritime Volunteer Service was very pleased to welcome their Patron, His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent, GCVO KStJ who spent just over an hour with the Unit, seeing a Navigation Class in progress, a photographic display of some of our activities, a short … Read more
While out on patrol on Sunday, Avocet rescued an anchored yacht in the middle of the small boat channel just off Diver buoy. The yacht had lost her rudder and was unable to navigate back to her mooring. Avocet undertook a tow taking the vessel back to Lake Pier. Coxswain David said “A very professional … Read more
To recognise Merchant Navy Day, Captain David Lockwood (Poole MVS Unit member) arranged for the Red Ensign to be flown on the Community Flagpole at Elvetham Heath, Fleet, near where he lives. This was arranged in conjunction with the Fleet branch of the Royal British Legion and the co-operation of Elvetham Heath Parish Council Executive Officer … Read more
Five MVS Poole members visited the centre on Tuesday 16th October where Keith Hopkins the Senior Lecturer,Ship Handling greeted the group and within minutes we were faced with a mini convoy of fully operational ship models, each occupied and operated by two students (all ships masters or harbour pilots) appeared across the lake and berthed … Read more
Members from MVS Poole have contributed to the preparations for the 2018 Bournemouth Air Festival by placing marker buoys in Poole Bay prior to start of the popular air show. On Wednesday 28th August, St Elin and Skua, manned by MVS Poole crew towed eight large Seaflex orange marker buoys and an assortment of floating … Read more