Wheelhouse revamp for 'Georges Johannes'

Godfrey Adams, owner of the Newlyn beam trawler the Georges Johannes’ has been awarded an Objective One fisheries grant for over £37,000 to renovate the wheelhouse to help improve conditions for the crew.

As the wheelhouse is situated above the engine room, it is noisy for the crew, so soundproof flooring will be installed to prevent this.

The new redesigned wheelhouse will mean that electronic equipment can be placed in one specific area, so the skipper can easily use all of the equipment whilst keeping an eye on the surrounding sea. A new window layout will be installed to improve visibility and a new seating area provided.

Alison Elvey, Objective One Fisheries Programme Manager commented “Objective One can really help modernise the Cornish fishing fleet by upgrading wheelhouses, which improve crew comfort and safety. I hope other fishermen will apply to do the same.”

Godfrey Adams, owner of the ‘Georges Johannes’ added, “We are very pleased with the assistance received from the Objective One Fisheries team. These improvements will add greatly to crew comfort and safety. The skipper and crew await the return of the vessel and are looking forward to their new improved working conditions.”

For further information please contact Alison Elvey or Clare Leverton at South West PESCA Ltd, Trevint House, Strangways Villas, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 2PA.


Editors notes:

Jason Clark
Communications Manager
Objective One Partnership Office
Castle House
Pydar Street
Truro TR1 2UD
Tel:01872 241379
Fax:01872 241388