Marine School’s Multi-Million Pound Improvement Programme

Ribbon cut on Marine School’s multi-million pound improvement programme

The Marine School of South Shields
The Marine School of South Shields

A multi-million pound improvement programme will see the next generation of seafarers instructed on the latest state-of-the-art equipment, which includes a stunning full-mission bridge simulator.

The breath-taking centre, South Shields Marine School – at South Tyneside College’s Westoe campus, South Shields – has been years in the planning and will train all ranks of maritime personnel, from cadets to officers, chief engineers to chief ETOs, masters and pilots.

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Restored Seaham Lifeboat Finally Launched

The launching of George Elmy after restorationGeorge Elmy Seaham Lifeboat Restoration Update.

For those unaware of the story, on the afternoon of 17th Nov 1962 the weather in the North Sea off the Northumberland & Durham Coast and Seaham Harbour in particular was absolutely filthy, so bad that 10 miles north at Bartrams Shipyard where I was based most workers had been sent home in the driving rain, wind, and gloom.

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