MVS Recruit helps with Sea Experience Trips


On his first trip to sea, new MVS recruit Richard Coleman not only got the chance to put the skills he learnt during his initial training with the East Sussex Sovereign Harbour Unit into practice but also saw how the charity is able to help community groups.

Richard joined the Eastbourne-based MVS national training vessel, East Sussex 1, for an evening trip taking out adults with special needs from the Nautical Training Corps’ unit in nearby Hastings.

NTC regional commander Dennis Deering who led the group for the evening said: “This is now the fourth year that our Fortitude cadets have gone out on East Sussex 1.
It is one of the highlights of the year for them.
They really enjoy getting the chance to steer a large boat at sea.
They are already looking forward to next year.”

Richard, who had no previous boating experience said: “I really enjoyed my first trip to sea and it was wonderful to see how much the NTC cadets appreciated the chance to get afloat.”