Avocet to the rescue

A challenging trip today (which started as a normal weekday training run) when we were asked by Solent Coastguard, via Harbour Control, if we could assist a 9.5m yacht  with engine failure in the Wareham Channel. Wind was stronger than forecast and quite a chop in most of the harbour and as at the time … Read more

Festival of Running

On Saturday 17th March, the weekend the “Beast from the East” returned for the second time 7 of us assembled at the Red Shoot Camping site car park to assist Tim Peace with stewarding the above event which he organises.   As the forecast was dire with particular reference to the temperature we were prepared with … Read more

Trip over the horizon

One of our latest additions to our fleet, the high-speed RIB Ocean Adventure will soon be taken out of the confines of Poole Harbour for longer day trips to the Solent and Jurassic Coast. Member, Tim Peace has written a great introductory article about the planned trips which can be read here. As our Unit expands … Read more

Tom Sherrin update

As we approach warmer weather we are looking to start getting out and about in preparation for the upcoming summer season. This includes the ambitious refit of our classic launch, Tom Sherrin. In the coming weeks we expect volunteer work parties to begin once more alongside students at the International Boat Building College in Portsmouth. … Read more

Fresh training for spring

Despite the snow and rain, spring is just around the corner. At MVS Poole we are gearing up for the coming season with a new set of courses in our varied programme at our Port of Poole classrooms. This week sees courses taking place in knots and ropework for our Competent Crew members, electronic navigation … Read more

MVS Poole February 2018 Meeting

On the 12th February our monthly general meeting was held in the North Transit Lounge, Port of Poole. The meeting was well attended and we were very grateful to PCSO Dave Brown from the Marine Police unit for an insightful talk into crime levels in Poole Harbour and how they can be combated. Items on … Read more

MVS Poole visit HM Coastguard

On Wednesday 29th November, 12 of our team met at the National Maritime Operations Centre at Fareham for a visit to see how the new Coastguard set up worked and a look around the Centre. We were taken to a very well equipped Conference room on the 2nd floor where Karen, a Senior Maritime Operations … Read more

Bournemouth Air Festival 2017

For the tenth consecutive year the Poole Unit provided marshalling cover for the Safety Exclusion Zone at the Bournemouth Air Festival. Avocet, St Elin and Ocean Adventure patrolled the zone which extends one kilometre out from the shore and covers over two kilometres between Bournemouth and Boscombe piers. The safety zone has been extended following … Read more