MMC Diving Services - Marine Management Consultancy Ltd

"Since 1964"

Telephone: +44(0)7966 579965
Email: enquiries@mmcdivingservices.co.uk

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  • Although we provide services to most marine industries our core activities and specialist skills are concentrated in six key sectors:

    • Renewable energy
    • Submarine cables
    • Marine civil engineering
    • Water and waste water
    • Defence, construction and demolition
  • CONFINED SPACE RESCUE & ROPE ACCESS

    MMC are specialist providers of access engineering solutions including rescue, rope access and confined space works. The combination of these services allows MMC to offer innovative solutions to various challenging tasks, often in hazardous and difficult working conditions.

    We believe that it is our commitment to safety and innovation, as well as our multi-skilled personnel.

  • We strive at all times to maintain our excellent safety record and our goal for all projects is to have no incidents or accidents to our personnel, co-workers or the public at large, protecting not just ourselves but the reputation of our clients.

  • We have a 55 foot barge, accommodation for a full dive team and welfare facilities on board which include a galley, office, shower and heads with a purpose built drying room. One hull is a workshop with storage space.

    Self sufficient with a 52 kva 3 phase generator and available to rent. Please contact us for further information.

  • We develop lasting relationships by exceeding expectations. We operate as both main contractors and as specialist sub-contractors and would be pleased to discuss or tender for any marine civil engineering related projects that you are involved with.

  • We would welcome clients to visit our facilities to reassure themselves of our capabilities and to appreciate our total commitment to their requirements.

  • Our equipment is maintained to a very high standard in our own workshops and is subject to our stringent in-house, planned maintenance procedures carried out by our skilled technicians.

    All maintenance, logs, inventories and certificates are networked, uploaded and viewable on every site.

  • Drilling, cutting, burning, welding and breaking equipment, inspection, testing and surveying equipment, Cardox rock, concrete material breaking and blasting system, maintenance, construction and demolition, support vessels, boats and barges, grouting and concreting, breakout and replacement, thickness NDT, tanks and ships, interpretive report writing on any survey or inspection.

  • We aim to provide the very best service available. We love what we do and this is transparent in our work and your results.

    MMC has a range of hydraulic, pneumatic tools and burning, welding equipment available. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

  • We operate as both main contractors and as specialist sub-contractors and would be pleased to discuss or tender for any marine civil engineering related projects that you are involved with.

CASE STUDIES

Project: MMC Divers work with Volker Stevin in Multi-million-pound jetty project

Client: HMNB Portsmouth - DIO

Project: MMC Divers work with Volker Stevin in Multi-million-pound jetty project

Contractor: Volker Stevin Ltd

Duration: 12 months

Contract Value: £600,000

Date posted: 15-05-2017

The design and build contract to revamp the facilities in Portsmouth Naval Base so it can accommodate Britain's biggest warships took 18 months and £34.4m. The 90-year old structure at Middle Slip Jetty was turned into 21st Century moorings to meet all the needs of Britain's future flagship, "The Queen Elizabeth". MMC undertook the installation and welding of 408 anodes and 364 pile wraps as part of the care and maintenance program. MMC also supplied safety vessels for the tidal works, along with barges, work boats and rope access teams for works on the 150 feet navigation aids.

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Project: Salvage of a 270 tonne Fishing Vessel

Client: Clarkson's

Project: Salvage of a 270 tonne Fishing Vessel

Principle Contractor: Multraship & Adler and Allan

Contractor: MMC Diving Services

Duration: 3 weeks

Date posted: 12-04-2016

Isle of Wight divers, MMC Diving Services, complete the salvage of the 270 tonne French fishing vessel, the Saint Christophe 1, in Dartmouth.

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Project: Poole High Pressure Water Jetting

Client: Poole Borough Council

Project: Poole High Pressure Water Jetting

Contractor: MMC Diving Services

Duration: 5 days

Date posted: 11-04-2016

Poole Borough Council required a full detailed routine structural inspection and dimensional survey of bridge barrel and sluice gate to be undertaken by MMC Diving Services site diving engineers.

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Project: MMC Diving Services Diving on the River Thames

Client: Berkeley Homes

Project: MMC Diving Services Diving on the River Thames

Principle Contractor: P&D Environmental Ltd

Contractor: MMC Diving Services

Duration: 6 days

Date posted: 15-02-2016

MMC Diving Services install three temporary steel pre-fabricated blanking plates across the front of the intakes to allow for dewatering of the sluices and new concrete to be pored and formed behind for Berkeley Homes.

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Project: Cowes Divers Repair Yacht Haven Sea Wall

Client: Cowes Yacht Haven

Contractor: MMC Diving Services

Duration: 1 day

Date posted: 30-11-2015

Cowes Sea wall loses protection blocks weighing 2.5 ton, Local Dive team MMC Diving services, design and fabricate a set of lifting davits to replace the blocks without the need for a barge.

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Project: MMC Divers Undertake Isle of Wight Wreck Removal

Client: Cowes Harbour Commission

Principle Contractor: Kingston Marine Services

Contractor: MMC Diving Services

Duration: 2 days

Date posted: 20-11-2015

A private owner lost his world when his home sank in Cowes River on the Isle of Wight. Mv Malbuhay an old wooden vessel sank in 5.0 meters of water on its moorings, the hull had rotten beyond repair, thankfully nobody was aboard at the time.

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Project: Emergency Services Train with MMC Diving and Access Teams

Client: RNLI & I.O.W Fire Brigade departments.

Contractor: MMC Diving Services

Date posted: 28-10-2015

MMC IOW Divers and Confined space access teams have assisted the Isle of Wight emergency services, training the RNLI staff on diver recovery from the water and assisting the Fire Brigade with confined space & high ropes scenarios for their in house training.

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Project: Scour Protection on Coppins Bridge

Client: Isle of Wight Council

Principle Contractor: Ringway Island Roads Ltd

Contractor: MMC Diving Services

Duration: 6 days

Date posted: 27-10-2015

An underwater survey conducted by the island divers MMC Diving Services on the Isle of Wight on behalf of Ringway Island Roads identified a scour hole had developed below one of the wing wall abutments requiring underwater emergency scour works or underpinning to be addressed. MMC divers undertook these works and completed them on time and within budget.

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Project: Bridge scour protection works

Client: Bournemouth Borough Council

Project: Bridge scour protection works

Principle Contractor: Dyer and Butler

Contractor: MMC Diving Services

Duration: 17 Weeks

Date posted: 26-08-2015

In 2014 MMC Diver secured the contract to remove all the old bag work and concrete repairs which were installed previously as attempts to prevent under scour from the listed bridge in Bournemouth and replace this with a more sustainable solution by using four large concrete mattresses upstream and four large concrete mattresses downstream.

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Project: Totland Pier Restoration Work

Client: Private Owner

Project: Totland Pier Restoration Work

Principle Contractor: MMC Diving Services

Contractor:

Duration: 6 days

Date posted: 25-08-2015

IOW Divers MMC undertake the first stage of the restoration work on Totland Pier starting from the sea bed up. Airlifting, hydraulic breakers, hydraulic wrenches and Air tools were used to install pile claps which were then filled with underwater grout to reinforce the old cast iron screw legs.

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Project: I.O.W Divers Re-Grout Waterside Swimming Pool

Client: Waterside Community Trust

Project: Ryde Waterside Pool

Contractor: MMC Diving Services

Duration: 6 weeks (Phase 1)

Contract Value: £100,000

Date posted: 15-07-2015

Island divers MMC have been lurking beneath the waters of Ryde's Waterside Pool undertaking essential re-grouting maintenance. Divers from MMC are working through the night to re-grout the pool.

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Project: Emergency Call Out for I.O.W Divers

Client: MV Leander

Contractor: MMC Diving Services

Duration: 2 days

Date posted: 15-07-2015

MMC Diving Services receive the emergency call out to attend MV Leander. The vessel had got her port prop entangled around the steel special mark.

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Project: Confined Space Work in Bournemouth

Client: Bournemouth Borough Council

Contractor: MMC Diving Services

Duration: 1 day

Date posted: 13-04-2015

Confined Space Work in Bournemouth.

MMC Diving Services Confined Space Team carry out confined space works in the underground chambers running either side of the Richmond Hill Interchange and Wellington Road Highway.

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Project: Esso Oil Refinery Tug Salvage

Client: Solent Towage Ltd

Contractor: MMC Diving Services & RS Divers

Duration: 6 days

Date posted: 12-04-2015

Esso Oil Refinery Tug Salvage in Southampton Water.

MMC Diving Services respond to urgent Southampton VTS call following trapped crew member in upturned vessel.

IOW MMC Diving Services and RS Divers completed the salvage of the sunken tug Asterix.

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Project: Sustainable Wave Energy Project

Client: Sustainable Marine Energy Ltd

Principle Contractor: Orcades Marine Management Consultants Ltd

Contractor: MMC Diving Services

Date posted: 11-03-2015

Island Divers MMC Diving Services brave the ice cold conditions, deep waters, strong currents and zero visibility to assist new wave energy program.

MMC has always desired being part of a project creating economical environmentally sound sustainable energy.

The waters around the Isle of Wight are famous for their incredible tidal strengths, so when the opportunity to work with Sustainable Marine Energy Ltd on a tidal project came up MMC were delighted to be able to get involved.

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Project: Channel Island Anode Welding Works

Client: States of Guernsey Harbour Commission

Contractor: Concrete Repairs Ltd

Duration: 17 weeks

Date posted: 19-01-2015

MMC divers carry out welding works in Channel Islands.

Island based dive team MMC returned to Guernsey for the 2nd phase of the underwater welding works for CRL. After burning off old bolts, cleats and excess metal with underwater Brocco, the team welded thirty 120 kilo anodes in to place.

To ensure the quality of the welds MMC Diving Services has developed a weld procedure through weld trials undertaken in a controlled tank by our divers. Quality procedures including recorded Inspection and test plan have been developed and implemented.

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Project: Ringway Island Roads Underwater Surveys Work

Client: Isle of Wight Council

Contractor: Ringway Island Roads

Duration: 3 Weeks

Date posted: 21-11-2014

MMC's dive team where employed to carry out underwater surveys across 5 locations on the Isle of Wight to identify the current status of the bridges and the maintenance works needed.

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Project: Ringway Island Roads Confined Space & High Ropes Works

Client: Isle of Wight Council

Contractor: Ringway Island Roads

Duration: 3 Weeks

Date posted: 21-11-2014

MMC's confined space team where employed to carry out surveys across 10 locations on the Isle of Wight to identify the current status of the bridges and culverts and the maintenance works needed.

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Project: Scour protection of old listed bridge in Bournemouth

Client: Bournemouth Borough Council

Contractor: Dyer & Butler

Duration: 12 Weeks

Date posted: 06-11-2014

Old listed bridge scour protection in Bournemouth.

Many attempts had been made to stop the erosion around the old Iford Bridge, with four previously appointed dive companies assigned the task to make repairs.

However due to the extreme flow rates it became evident that a more permanent sustainable solution was needed.

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Project: The Moorings Lock Gate

Client: Private Association

Contractor: MMC Diving Services

Duration: 4 days

Date posted: 27-10-2014

MMC Dive teams use venturi dredging pump to clear build-up of debris then replace new panels underwater in private lock gate. MMC's hydraulic drills and underwater tool packages enabled a prompt turn around.

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Project: Salvage of Mv Marksman

Client: Royal Solent Yacht Club

Contractor: MMC Diving Services

Duration: 3 days

Date posted: 27-10-2014

MMC Divers rapid response to sunken vessel "Mv Marksman", the Royal Solent Yacht Clubs committee vessel which sank on her mooring overnight, outside Yarmouth harbour on the Isle of Wight.

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Project: High Ropes Team Clear Cliff

Client: Private Residence

Contractor: MMC Diving Services

Duration: 2 days

Date posted: 11-10-2014

MMC Diving Services high ropes team clears the cliff face.

A small group of landowners got MMC to clear the shrubbery which was allowing a build-up of small falls and sand to gather, hanging until it got heavy enough, at which point the next rainfall or storm would result in large sections of the cliff face falling to the ground and squashing the private assets below.

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Project: High Ropes Access Team

Client: Private Residence

Contractor: MMC Diving Services

Duration: 1 day

Date posted: 08-10-2014

MMC Diving Services High Ropes Access Team.

MMC high ropes teams take away the hassle and disruption to home owner, without the need for scaffolding. MMC's single source solution, replacing ridge tiles and inspecting the roof without multiple tradesmen on their land.

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Project: MMC divers work with leading tidal energy

Client: Perpetuus Tidal Energy Centre Ltd

Contractor: IT Power

Duration: June 2014

Date posted: 12-08-2014

MMC Divers undertook the survey on an old pipe in Ventnor, on the South of the Isle of Wight.

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Project: MMC Divers Work With Boskalis Westminster

Client: Cowes Harbour Commission

Contractor: Boskalis Westminster

Duration: 10 days

Date posted: 11-08-2014

MMC Divers worked with the team from Boskalis Westminster on the Cowes breakwater construction programme.

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Project: Island Divers Work On Victorian Pier Sandown

Client: Sandown Pier

Contractor: Andark Diving

Duration: July 2014

Date posted: 11-08-2014

Island divers MMC carry out repairs at Sandown Pier on the Isle of Wight.

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Project: IOW Divers on Lifeboat Station

Client: RNLI

Contractor: MMC Diving Services

Duration: 3 days

Date posted: 09-04-2014

Island divers MMC have just completed emergency works on the Isle of Wight RNLI lifeboat station in Bembridge.

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Project: Confined Space Wroxall Culvert

Client: Isle of Wight Council

Contractor: Ringway Island Roads Ltd

Duration: ongoing

Date posted: 18-02-2014

MMC Diving Services worked closely with Ringway Island Roads Ltd, using their specialised confined space team to remove blockages within culverts.

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Project: Culvert Confined Space Clearance in Shanklin

Client: Isle of Wight Council

Principle Contractor: Ringway Island Roads Ltd

Contractor:

Duration: ongoing

Date posted: 18-02-2014

MMC Diving services have been working closely with Ringway Island Roads Ltd, to prevent road closures and flooding, along with bridge damage and undermining all from blocked culverts.

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Project: Underwater Hydro-tightening on Trinity

Client: Cowes Harbour Commission

Contractor: Mackley Construction

Duration: 6+ years ongoing

Date posted: 03-12-2013

MMC Divers use hydraulic torque equipment to tighten underwater joints on Trinity landing. A 100 meter long commercial pontoon in the hart of Cowes on the Isle of Wight.

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Project: Mv Kahu Cowes Harbour Salvage

Client: Private

Contractor: Lloyds Insurers

Duration: 9 days

Date posted: 15-11-2013

Mv Kahu a £3.2M luxury yacht weighing approximately 130 tonnes has sunk at its mooring on the Isle of Wight after being destroyed by fire. Crews spent 10 hours tackling the blaze, which sent plumes of black smoke into the air above East Cowes.

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Project: Underwater welding in Guernsey

Client: Guernsey Harbour Authority

Contractor: Concrete repairs Ltd

Duration: 3 months

Date posted: 11-11-2013

Guernsey harbour authority have started the concrete repairs to the commercial dock 4.

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Project: Glasgow Commonwealth games

Client: Glasgow City council

Contractor: Aquatic Engineering

Duration: 3 weeks

Date posted: 11-11-2013

Strathclyde Loch in Glasgow will host the 1,500 metre swimming for the commonwealth games triathlon in July 2014. Tests of the water have shown high levels of algae and other contamination and there is an urgent need to improve the water quality.

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Project: Scour protection in a SSSI and RAMSAR area

Client: Network Rail

Contractor: Dyer and Butler

Duration: 2 months

Date posted: 11-11-2013

MMC Diving Services were contracted to design and fabricate a deflecting barrier from steel to divert up to 2500 tonnes of water away from the bridge abutment.

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Project: Stena Perros 100mm Seacock Replacement

Client: M/V Stena Perros

Contractor: Shipping agent

Duration: 24 hrs

Date posted: 30-08-2013

Within 24 hours mmc divers were mobilised on board the 36,168 gt motor tanker "Stena Perros"

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Project: Survey works on Bournemouth bridges

Client: Bournemouth Borough Council

Contractor:

Duration: June 24th - June 28th

Date posted: 01-07-2013

MMC Diving Services won the tender to survey the two Iford bridges and Tuckton bridge in the Bournemouth area for the Bournemouth Borough Council

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Project: Sir Ben Smashes Record

Client: Ben Ainslie Racing

Contractor: JP Morgan Asset Management

Duration: June 2013

Date posted: 26-06-2013

Sir Ben Ainslie and his crew onboard J.P.Morgan BAR AC45 smashed the Round the Island Race multihull record off the Isle of Wight.

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Project: Stricken boat in seabed salvage

Client: Private Owner

Contractor: MMC Diving Services

Duration: 3 Days

Date posted: 17-04-2013

MMC Salvage experts put in a titanic effort to raise the Sea Raider.

Island based dive team MMC salvage sunken vessel Sea Raider, which was lying in 25m of water on the edge of the main shipping channel in to Southampton.

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Project: Poole Harbour Excavation

Client: Poole Harbour Commision

Contractor: Raymond Brown Construction Ltd

Duration: 3 days

Date posted: 03-04-2013

MMC Diving Services were called in to survey the deteriorating sheet pile wall just north of the chain ferry in Poole Harbour

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Project: Anglian Water

Client: Anglian Water

Principle Contractor: GTM Galliford Try & Imtech

Contractor: Ward and Burke & Aquatic Engineering

Duration: 6 days

Date posted: 21-01-2013

Anglian water have taken serious actions to help boost the supplies to the city of Lincoln, one of which is the construction of a water treatment plant capable of pumping 20 million litres of clean water to it each day.

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Project: Boomerang A Salvage

Client: Chichester Harbour Conservancy

Contractor: Hayling Yacht Company

Duration: 1 day survey and 2 days salvage

Date posted: 11-01-2013

MMC Diving Services surveyed Boomerang A in chilly conditions and low visibility. They then formulated a plan to right her.

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Project: Cowes Yacht Haven sea wall repairs

Client: Cowes Yacht Haven

Contractor: Cowes Yacht Haven

Duration: 2-3 days all season

Date posted: 16-10-2012

MMC Diving Services were contracted to re-install a number of blocks weighing 2.5 tonnes each which have fallen off over the years.

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Project: Royal Fisheries Scour protection

Client: Network Rail

Contractor: Dyer and Butler

Duration: September 2012 / 14 Weeks

Date posted: 01-09-2012

Aquatic Engineering and MMC designed a deflector plate to divert 2,500 tonnes a second away from the working area, to enable the works to be undertaken.

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Project: Salvage Royal Yacht the Squadron

Client: Private

Contractor: MMC Diving Services

Duration: 3 days

Date posted: 20-08-2012

During a strong northerly storm, 5 of the Royal Yacht Squadron Darings went down on their moorings. MMC Diving Services designed and fabricated a steel frame to put under the hull so as not to damage these fragile boats when lifting and towing back ashore.

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Project: Medina Leisure Centre Tile Repairs

Client: Isle of Wight County Council

Contractor: Medina Pool

Duration: On going contract

Date posted: 14-08-2012

During the summer of 2012, 60 wall tiles brokeoff, and we were called in to restore them just weeks before The Island Games were due to start.

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Project: Stour Bridge Scour protection

Client: Network Rail

Contractor: Dyer and Butler

Duration: July 2012 / 10 Weeks

Date posted: 10-07-2012

Due to the fast flowing river, Network Rail required some scour protection around the piers.

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Project: Aberdeen Torry Quay Redevelopment

Client: Aberdeen Harbour Board

Principle Contractor: McLaughlin & Harvey

Contractor: Aquatic Engineering

Duration: 10 days

Date posted: 10-04-2012

Underwater and topside welding and burning, installing a staple onto the sheet piles, fabricate some weights and install a containment curtain.

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Project: Filtration system

Client: Thames Water Farmoor

Contractor: Aquatic Engineering

Duration: March 2012 / 4 weeks

Date posted: 09-03-2012

Aquatic Engineering designed and fabricated a natural filtration system to be built, installed and tested at Farmoor Reservoir.

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Project: Cowes Inshore Life Boat Station Refurbishment

Client: RNLI

Contractor: Raymond Brown Construction

Duration: December 2011 / 14 Weeks

Date posted: 04-12-2011

The refurbishment of the lifeboat station and slipway build has been partly funded by a 1M public appeal for RNLI funds.

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