Project information

Ongoing Training Programme

To provide the highest quality of small craft training in the region.
The training includes pilotage and navigation, engineering and basic Sea Survival, all of which help to educate people who spend time going to sea in powerboats and sailing vessels.

Approximately 12 months

Charity information: Marine Support & Training Service

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  • Need


    Many of those who head out to sea in small craft can be unprepared for many of the unforseen circumstances which can arise without warning


    There is no across the board method of solving the problems which might arise, so all we can do is to educate and train people to manage as many situations that might occur in a calm, and considered manner.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Our primary aim is to promote Safety at Sea


    » We offer a series of comprehensive training courses which are available to all

    What success will look like

    Success will be... a reduction in maritime small craft related accidents

  • Impact


    As a result of our training, some of our members have moved on to gain massive career prospects and are currently serving in the RFA, Royal Navy and RAF


    We have the support of many local voluntary sector organisations, and utilise a comprehensive Risk Assessment strategy.


    All donors receive a personalised email of thanks, assuming that they do not wish to remain anonymous.
    We also publish our occasional magazine 'Scuttlebutt' which has a worldwide email circulation of around 500, and is also available online via our News page at

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £1,250

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      Amount Heading Description
      £1,000 Berthing For our training resources
      £250 Safety Drysuit and Lifejacket
  • Background


    We are one of very few organisations worldwide which is able to offer and provide our level of training, and of course we are based in Blyth, Northumberland


    Our main benefit is to the people of Blyth, as we do not charge our members for their training.
    However, in return we expect discipline and commitment from the individuals.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We are able to facilitate this project as we have the necessary experience to make things happen!

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Capt. Herb Carol

    He is the current Project co-ordinator