'Soft Shadow' shelter Objective
One grant for £2,000
John Wilkins owner and skipper of the 'Soft Shadow',
which lands in Mevagissey and Newlyn has been awarded an Objective
One Fisheries grant for £2,000 to improve conditions
for the crew.
The grant will be used to build a whaleback shelter on the
bow of the vessel to provide protection from the wind and
the sea. Large waves coming over the bow can cause the vessel
to become unstable if the water is not shed quickly.
By building the shelter the amount of water on board the
'Soft Shadow' will be dramatically reduced, which
will improve stability of the boat, and safety conditions
for the crew. It will also protect them from strong winds
and water whilst they are working on deck.
Clare Leverton, Objective One Fisheries Programme Manager
commented: "The new whaleback will effectively improve
the working conditions on Mr Wilkins fishing boat and is a
good example of the kind of improvements that Objective One
grants can be used."
John Wilkins, owner of the 'Soft Shadow' added:
"Without grant aid this job would not have been done.
Also this gives me confidence to go further out at sea and
has improved many aspects of the job for all of the crew.
I wish to convey many thanks to all involved."
Further information contact:
Objective One Fisheries Programme Manager
South West Pesca
Trevint House, Strangways Villas, Truro, TR1 2PA
Tel: 01872 270333
Fax: 01872 242470
Objective One Partnership Office
Truro TR1 2UD
Tel: 01872 241379
Fax: 01872 241388
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