Bird in the Sky 1

Bird in the Sky

Something to do in lockdown, seems a few missed this when it went out on Radio 4 in July. Factual dramatised account of Paul Meyer’s last flight written by my friend Emma Jane Kirby. BBC.CO.UKDrama – Bird in the Sky – BBC SoundsThe mystery of a homesick US Air Force mechanic who stole a plane … Read Article

Sea Searcher arrives 2

Sea Searcher arrives

Ex RNLB Royal Thames now resplendent in her new paint scheme and in Portland Harbour as Sea Searcher. Bloke walked by and said “blimey you can do some serious stuff with that mate” Looks like we have been rumbled coz that is the intention… 

Cabin layout 3

Cabin layout

Quite uncanny how the Mersey class boat works for us. The forward seat and bench will be the sonar station, the rear seat and table will be the drop camera and ROV station. The correct power supplies are to hand so no rewiring to do. We have a bit of work to do on the … Read Article

New vessel 4

New vessel

I must be mad doing this in the present climate says my head, however the heart says crack on! Finally tis done! EX all weather RNLB Royal Thames is coming to Portland and will be Deeper Dorset’s new survey vessel. Perfect for our requirement’s and direct from service she hasn’t been messed around with and … Read Article

On our way at last 10

On our way at last

After what seems an eternity Aries is ready for the water after passing her hull survey today. Still a lot to do but at least we are moving in the right direction.