When a new trawler is launched, it is a symbol of so much more than its physical self.
Posted on 23rd November 2017 at 11:46
Earlier this month, we were privileged to be part of the ‘birth’ of the Sparkling Star, the first brand new trawler Pearson Electrical has wired for Parkol Marine Engineering as part of our exciting contract with them.
There was much ceremony about the occasion, at Parkol’s Whitby shipyard. It featured the vessel’s new owner and his family, down from the north of Scotland, in full kilt regalia; a blessing by a minister from the Mission to Seafarers north of the border and the symbolic breaking of a bottle of champagne on the vessel’s Hull by the new owner’s wife, Roma Corbett.
And little wonder, really, when you consider how much of an icon of hope a new trawler like this actually is.
The Sparkling Star is one of a number of vessels in the pipeline to be manufactured by Parkol in the next couple of years. Hence why they’ve commissioned us to support them with the electrical wiring, repair and maintenance of the boats.