Saturday, 31 March 2012

I name this ship Emma Louise!

Slideshow and soundtrack of the blessing and naming ceremony.

Listen to the blessing and naming ceremony.

Bubbles shower the assembled guests during the naming ceremony!

Let party begin! Bubbles shower the guests as Emma, wife and partner in Rowse Fishing does the honours and christens the family's new crabber, Emma Louise.

How good to see a new build celebrated within the local community. After Newlyn Mission skipper Keith Dixon did the honours and blessed the ship he followed tradition and handed over a Mission Bible to skipper Mario to keep aboard the boat before Emma Rowse did the honours and christened - literally - the boat and the assembled guests.

After a few words of thanks to the designers at Macduff, Tom's of Polruan and all those involved in her build from fleet owner Mark those present were treated to a few glasses of bubbly before moving on to the buffet reception in the historic Trafalgar Room at the Union Hotel suitably entertained by local Celtic songsmiths Rig-a-Jig.