Ray Blair, Deputy Harbour Master for the Port of Southampton gave an excellent lecture yesterday evening detailing the infrastructure of the port and presented some staggering statistics of how much cargo and people pass through the port every year.
Over 40 members of NCI Calshot attended the briefing bolstered by watch keepers from NCI Lee on Solent and an HM Coastguard delegation from the new National Maritime Operations Centre (NMOC).
I participated in the Leadership and Teamwork course on Saturday morning as part of our continual development as watchkeepers. A rounding success!
Well done Peter, John and the others of the training team – and thank you to Bryan for the teas, coffees and biscuits.
Experienced or inexperienced in the ‘layout’ of the Solent and its potential hazards – you may find the following website helpful
On a cold Friday afternoon Jules Hudson (Escape to the Country) and the History Channel team together with local historian Colin Van Geffen came up the Tower to record a piece for the ‘airfields’ series.
Taken by Justin Loader from Calshot Tower.
or ‘Having a nice time, wish you were here”
That was close! Another of Ian’s shots!