East Sussex 1 promotes Seafarers Awareness Week


Members of the East Sussex Unit of the Maritime Volunteer Service welcomed the public aboard the charity’s Eastbourne-based national training vessel East Sussex 1 over the weekend.

The open days alongside Sovereign Harbour’s Waterfront complex marked the start of Seafarers Awareness Week, which is being organised by Seafarers UK.

Despite less than ideal weather, the 17 metre long former Royal Navy harbour launch attracted a considerable amount of attention.

East Sussex 1 is currently carrying out a summer youth training programme, taking out groups from several youth organisations on sea experience trips.