15th January 2014
15th January 2014
Marine Resources team up with London Boat Show Exhibitors
Marine Resources have teamed up with Exhibitors from the London Boat Show in donating a boat to a village in Somerset that has been stranded by the recent extreme flooding. The village of Muchelny in Somerset, meaning “Big Island” has been cut off from its surrounding villages as roads are submerged under as much as six feet of water.
The London Boat Show Exhibitors donated a Rigiflex New Matic 360 Safety Rescue Boat with the support of several exhibitors at the London Boat Show. Marine Resources are proud to stand with the London Boat Show Exhibitors by making a financial contribution to help towards the boat, engine, life jackets, safety and radio equipment needed as well as the insurance and the costs of transporting the boat to Somerset.
The idea is that the boat will provide access to much needed supplies for locals and provide a means of transport.
Managing Director, James Ward said “Many people have been affected by the flooding and heavy winds that the New Year has brought; it’s good to see the Marine Industry working together to make a difference. ”
Alice Driscoll, MD of Somerset based company ADPR said: “I know this area well and the plight of the villagers who have been cut off. Working in the marine industry enabled us to pull together the whole package from Rigiflex boat to Torqeedo engine. The marine industry responded to the plea for help and within 24 hours the rescue boat was delivered by PSP to the village, where it is now being used to carry people to and from work and school and bring essential supplies into the village.
Alastair Mullineux, a local resident in Muchelney said : “Fantastic thanks to all involved. The boat is already in use.”
As more rain is forecast for the coming weeks the boat will be essential to bring a sense of normality to this village trying to deal with the damage caused by the recent storms.