Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Thursday, 29 July 2021

With storm Evert on the way, keeping an eye on things.

Yesterday a full team of HMC volunteer coastguards wasted several hours fruitlessly searching for an EPIRB (Emergency Position-Indicating Radio-Beaon) that had been triggered somewhere in the vicinity of the harbour - although it had had stopped emitting its signal on the distress frequency the device was unregistered which meant that the coastguard team were left manually checking every fishing vessel and yacht moored in the harbour - to no avail - the guys were minded to say that all EPIRBS should be immediately registered to avoid unnecessary call-outs even if they are accidentally triggered...


visiting Plymouth registered sardine boat Charlotte Clare...

lays ahead of the Mayflower, Vesta and Asthore...


at the wheel, Little Graham taking care to miss those superb paintings that are now a permanent feature of the fish market wall...


like a still from an old Village People music video the crew of the good ship Enterprise make their way ...


back to the boat to land the rest of their trip...



watched over by skipper Bill Worth who narrowly escaped being caught with a smile on his face...


watching the antics of these two on deck...




up the quay the boys on the Trevessa IV continue to repair the port side trawl, she as with the rest of the fleet, have delayed sailing today by a forecast which is giving Storm Force 10 later tonight as the first (and hopefully the last) named storm for the summer passes through...

causing the ever-vigilant harbour staff to make a quick check of moorings and fenders around the harbour to ensure that Evert does not lead to any damage being incurred.