Representatives from Sunderland Marine recently attended the Scottish Maritime Academy in Peterhead to present the nautical training facility with a range of new navigational and stability equipment, including a pelorus.

They also provided a range of equipment to support the delivery of meteorology training.

Centre manager Linda Hope said: “Fishing courses represent approximately half of all the training that the academy offers in Peterhead. This equipment will be greatly appreciated by our lecturing teams, and by students who are enrolled on introductory and Class 1 and Class 2 fishing courses. We are extremely grateful for this investment by Sunderland Marine in our fishing courses.”

Michael Thomson, an underwriter at the marine insurance specialist, said: “Sunderland Marine is committed to the promotion of safety, and to supporting the training of new fishermen. We are delighted to start the new year by continuing our longstanding support of the Scottish Maritime Academy.”

Image: Alan Ure and Michael Thomson of Sunderland Marine with students from the Class 2 fishing course, Marc Addison (Benarkle II) and John George Buchan (Pathway), and the new navigation equipment they presented to the Scottish Maritime Academy.


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