Monday, 12 August 2013

Local Maritime Volunteer Service ask - Have You got a New Motor?

The local Lancashire unit of the national Maritime Volunteer Service charity is urgently seeking help to continue its vital work training people in nautical skills and assisting emergency service in Morecambe Bay.

Morecambe Bay MVS use their skills and equipment to assist our local community, but now they're looking to see if anyone out there might be able to help them.

"The engine on our unit vessel is getting rather old and tired, and whilst it's good practice for our members to keep tinkering with it, we've got big ambitions and ideally need a new engine to fulfill them," explains a spokesperson

"Our current 40hp engine is over 40 years old and suitable for river work but a newer, more reliable, and more powerful engine would allow us to take part in more varied events around the Bay - assisting in conservation, training, patrols and increase our partnership working to he more involved with organisations like Bay SAR, Morecambe Bay Partnership and NCI.

"A new engine will cost in the region of £6000. If you have a spare second-hand 50-60hp outboard engine, or can help us to finance a new one, then please get in touch with us at and help us to help your community."

For more information visit the Morecambe Bay MVX web site ( or follow them on Twitter

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