Monthly Archive: June 2011

MOD Police Visit   Bacton Gas Site 0

MOD Police Visit Bacton Gas Site

Posted by admin on Jun 20, 2011 in News & Events | 0 comments 1 2 3 On the evening of Thursday 16th June, Paul Wright, Vice-Chairman, organised a visit to the MOD Police Unit which patrols around the surrounding area of Bacton Gas Site. PC Karl Smith, was our host for the evening and presented an excellent presentation over the next 2 hours. He talked about his background, the history of the unit and the armoury that they use to deter any security infiltrations into the site.

At the end of Karl s talk the Tablers were able to look, touch and hold, the array of guns and equipment, but what really got our attention was when Karl s colleague, a dog handler, walked in with a 2 year old Czech Alsatian on the leash. Karl s colleague gave us a quick insight into dog handling, as we were pushed for time, but showed us some of the skills which the dog had learned over the last 2 years. Steve was keen to have us back some time for a dog handling session and it was refreshing to see Graham put his hand in the air, as Steve asked for a would be volunteer to act as an assailant and run away from the dog and be captured in an exercise.

As Steve said, in these exercise, they will go for the arms, legs, anything which is available. They will bruise, rip muscle and tear skin, but they are only playing Chairman James Marks, thanked both Karl and Steve and in turn Aylsham RT thanked the guys in the traditional manner, hopeful of a return someday. Then, it was onto Lessingham Star for meal and a pint or two.

Lessingham Star proved a little tricky to find to say the least, as James Marks and JT lead the convoy via the coast road, only to go past Lessingham and nearly into Sea Palling. With this, James pulled over, but only to find Kelly Mr President Clarke, in a less than friendly manner, saying, you two idiots should have turned off on the first bend in Lessingham . Appreciate what you are saying Kelly, but you still followed us ..

Anyway, we headed back, via Ingham and finally found Lessingham Star. An excellent selection of real ales, and a good meal, was followed by a brief meeting and before we knew it, it was 11.15pm and time for home. For me, this has got to be one of the best table evenings we have done in the last 10 years.

An excellent insight into Policing around the gas site area, a nice meal and plenty of banter. Those on board last night all enjoyed it, James Mr Chairman Marks, Graham Fido Fryer, Paul I m a Salad East, Mel Sooty Laxen, Jono Arse tighter than a drum skin when the Alsatian walked in Thetford, Paul Vice Chairman Wright, Kelly Mr President Clarke and Alan Sven Goran Erikson Wright. The last thing for me to say is thank you to Paul Wright for an excellent night on behalf of the Aylsham RT.

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Norfolk Constabulary: Security mark your power tools 0

Norfolk Constabulary: Security mark your power tools

16 June 2011 Officers in Swaffham are urging residents to take extra care of their power tools following an increase in thefts. Thieves have been targeting vehicles and outbuildings in the Swaffham vicinity. Swaffham PC Christin Plane said: We are encouraging people to security mark all tools with your house name or number and postcode as it makes these items less attractive to opportunist thieves.

Security marking also greatly increases the likelihood of a recovered item being returned to its rightful owner. Swaffham Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) has stepped up their patrols in rural areas. The policing team has also recently recovered a number of power tools.

Police are offering the following security advice: Secure your tools in a safe and locked location especially overnight. Record the make and serial number of power tools and also photograph expensive equipment. Overtly security mark all property of value or use SelectaDNA which permanently marks property with a number unique to the household.

For further advice on available security products contact your local SNT on 0845 456 4567 If you witness suspicious activity or have been offered something for sale that you suspect has been stolen call the police on 0845 456 4567 or 999, if a crime is in progress.

UK: Tidal Transit Limited to Show off its Fiberglass Catamaran at … 0

UK: Tidal Transit Limited to Show off its Fiberglass Catamaran at …

Tidal Transit Limited will be showing off a model of is 20m fibre glass catamaran, the first of which is due in UK waters in Q4 2011, to the visitors of Seaworks in Southampton next week. The boat has been designed by Adam Wright, of Thornham (Norfolk) to meet the specific needs of the offshore wind farm installers and operators. We see many crew transfer vessels off the coast of Norfolk, Lincolnshire and Suffolk but they tend to spend more time than they should in the harbours at Wells-Next-The-Sea, Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft and Grimsby.

The issue is tides and weather. Therefore we are building boats that can accommodate 12 passengers and 3 crew in comfortable berths in a hull designed for stability in the short frequency waves of the North Sea. Adam Wright, the company s founder and primary skipper.

Along with Astilleros Mercurio Plastics of Spain, Tidal Transit has designed the ideal O&M vessel for the areas windfarms. Each vessel is able to carry up to 10 tons of spare parts and kit, 10,000 litres of fuel, 6,000 litres of fresh water and 12 passengers while still achieving over 25 knots. The vessels are MCA (Maritime Costal Agency) Category 1 which will allow the boats to operate up to 150 miles from the nearest safe haven as well as stay out at sea overnight.

Although many of the windfarms that are being built in the area are within the Crown Estates 12 nautical mile limit, the effect of the tides limits the amount of days per month that many other boats can operate. Tidal Transit s boats can bring this gap by accommodating the service technicians over the short tides. Who is Adam Wright?

Adam Wright set up Norfolk Fishing Trips ( in 2005 and has run it successfully as a day charter fishing business to date, running trips out of Brancaster Staithe in the summer and Lowestoft in the winter. Adam s father is a fisherman so the sea is in the blood. Adam spent 10 years as head chef at 2 of the finest local restaurants on the North Norfolk Coast.

With Norfolk Fishing Trips, he combined his love of the sea with his catering skills and offers clients memorable days out. The Katie Louise (named after his wife) was built by Gemini Work boats in 2006. Who is Tidal Transit Ltd?

In January 2011 the business and the assets of Norfolk Fishing Trips were incorporated in to Tidal Transit Limited, a Norfolk registered company. In February, the company raised in excess of 2m in equity financing from Peter Hambro Limited and Leo Hambro joined as commercial director while Adam Wright is Operations Director. On 1 March 2011, TTL confirmed its order with Mercurio ( and paid the deposits for 2 new state of the art, 20m crew transfer vessels that can not only carry the 12 passengers in comfort (along with up to 10 tons of cargo) but also provide them with comfortable beds for the night at up to 150 miles offshore through their MCA Cat 1 coding and huge fuel tanks.

What will the boats to be called? One of the strict conditions of the deal between Adam and his new investor was that he should have the naming rights to the first three new boats. He has three daughters and as the existing boat is named after his wife, the first 3 will be after his daughters.

His third daughter, and Leo s two, should not be too worried that TTL has only ordered 2 boats so far as the company has rights to a further 8 builds from Mercurio which TTL hopes to be able to take up over the next 3 years. Adam also has a son and TTL can only hope that the sea runs through his blood too, enough for him to join the family business when he is older. Katie Louise has been liveried with Tidal Transit logos and has recently been on survey charter in Grimsby working with Subacoustech ( on Centrica s Lincs project.

The first boat, to be named Ginny Louise, should be in UK waters in October 2011 with the second, Eden Rose, following close behind in January 2012. Who are Mercurio Plastics? The designs for the new boats came through many negotiations with Martin Antrobus, owner of Work Boat Sales ( and UK Agent for Mercurio and the Mercurio team in Cartagena.

Tidal Transit Limited will be sharing a stand with Mercurio at Seaworks 2011. Information about Mercurio MERCURIO PLASTICS SHIPYARD was founded in 1997 in Spain, since then we have constructed dozens of vessels in composites up to 35 m length for any kind of purpose always under client requirements and at a very high standard quality. Our building procedure uses the latest techniques in composite manufacturing such as vacuum infusion process, gel coaters and putty dispenser machines.

Mercurio Shipyard is developing innovative ships around the world. Recognized for its expert capabilities in design, manufacture and maintenance, Mercurio has endeavoured to greatly establish a name based on product quality to its highest level. With a primary aim of producing high quality ships for commercial and leisure purposes, customer satisfaction is paramount in our pursuit of excellence.

We endeavour to facilitate continual improvement in design and manufacturing processes. Mercurio has been significantly distinguished in the European marine industry. Our well designed and strong vessels have generated media attention and public.

Mercurio specialises in the design and build of composites workboats for applications including wind farm service vessels, crewboats, ferries, RoRo, rescue boats, tenders, supply vessels, shuttle, pilot boats, fishing boats, wind farm support boats, oil spill response boats, landing craft, research vessels, diving support, and workboats for the aquaculture industry, frigo cargo and leisure catamarans.

Source: tidal-transit, June 14, 2011