hovercraft carries out 'safety mission' with a difference
of Burnham-On-Sea's hovercrafts was used for a unique 'safety
mission' on Saturday (October 31st).
District Council's Assistant Harbour Officer, Ricky Holmes, and
Nick Prout were flown out into Bridgwater Bay to check the condition
of several buoys around Stert Island before the winter storm season.
buoys play an essential role in ensuring the safe navigation of
boats through Bridgwater Bay. Their exact locations are recorded
on charts and therefore regular checks are important.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We perform periodic checks of the
buoys to ensure their ground tackle is safe, and that they are
well anchored. As we can only check them at low tide, the help
of the hovercraft was invaluable."
District Council made a donation to BARB to cover its costs for