Heralding Summer… Celebrating the launch of the latest trawler manufactured by Parkol Marine Engineering
Posted on 30th April 2018 at 21:53
The commissioning of a new trawler is always symbolic of much more than its physical presence on the water.
Nine times out of 10, a boat encapsulates a family’s, and even a a community’s, hopes and dreams.
And the Summer Rose is no different.
Named at a ceremony accompanied by a piper and led by a minister from the Mission to Seafarers on Saturday 21 April, she is the latest vessel to leave the Parkol Marine Engineering yard in Whitby, and is destined for Oban in the North of Scotland. From there, she will fish for scallops off the coast of the UK.
John MacAlister, her new owner, travelled down from the far north for the ceremony, with an array of family and friends, for a full day and night of celebrations.