Newquay fisherman wheelhouse grant
Martin Gilbert, skipper and part owner of the 'Salamander'
has been awarded an Objective One Fisheries grant of over
£6,000 for a wheelhouse refit to improve crew comfort.
The vessel is currently at Heard's Yard at Mylor Bridge.
The foredeck, which is situated in front of the wheelhouse,
has been raised to reduce the weather and sea effects to the
crew when they are on deck.
The new wheelhouse has more storage space built in and extra
windows installed to improve visibility, especially important
in hazardous weather. A removable cooker and seats have also
been installed for the crew to use on longer trips and in
Clare Leverton, Objective One Fisheries Programme Manager
stated: "This project shows how Objective One grants can
be used to improve working conditions on board Cornish vessels.
South West Pesca Ltd welcomes enquiries from skippers who
are considering upgrades to their vessels. Please contact
us on 01872 270333."
Martin Gilbert, skipper and part-owner of the 'Salamander'
said: "Basically this grant has helped my working conditions
100%. There is more room to move on the boat and a lot safer
working environment for myself and the crew. South West Pesca
Ltd have been brilliant in helping me with the grant."
For further information contact:
Clare Leverton, Objective One Fisheries Programme
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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