Members visit RNLI station

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.

Visit to Simulator at Solent University

7 members visited the brand new maritime simulation centre in Southampton based in a new ‘high tech’ building. We viewed the 8 full mission simulation bridges, learnt how they were being used and what they are capable of, had a go on the container crane loading simulator, learnt about the importance of HV training on … Read more

MVS Avocet to the rescue

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

St Elin sent for refit

One of our larger vessels, St Elin is now back from her annual refit and essential maintenance from the Sunseeker boatyard on West Quay Road. St Elin is owned by Green Island Holiday Trust with MVS Poole providing skipper and crew for the various activities the Trust carries out as well as for our own … Read more

Some tender loving care for Avocet

MVS Poole workhorse Avocet received a dose of tender loving care on the 6th December after being lifted out of the water for the first time in a year. The lifting operation was carried on Thursday morning at Saltern’s Marina under the watchful eye of Avocet‘s boatswain, Martin Hale. Once in the air Avocet was … Read more

Facelift for MVS Poole

Members of staff from Liverpool Victoria chose to spend a Community Day to give MVS Poole’s shoreside facilities a facelift by redecorating the Unit’s cabins on Tuesday 11thSeptember 2018. Eight volunteers from Liverpool Victoria’s Bournemouth office gave up their time to prepare and externally paint the three cabins as well as completely redecorate Cabin 1, … Read more

Funding boost for MVS Poole Unit

The Talbot Village Trust has supported MVS Poole with a £20,000 grant to purchase and update its RIB and teaching equipment. The Trust is the legacy of two sisters who founded Talbot Village in the mid-19th century as a reaction to rural poverty. Head of Unit Nigel Barrow said “We are so thankful to Talbot Village Trust … Read more

MVS Poole buoyed up for air show

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