SS Shieldhall Seamanship Training Day

Posted on Sunday, August 19th, 2012

The day consisted of instructional sessions which provided theoretical and practical training, these included launch of rescue RIB; communication, flags, radio, weather reports, radar, etc; chart work, the international buoyage system, etc; berthing hawsers, heaving a line, coiling ropes a few knots; reeving blocks and tackle to advantage, use of ships derrick(s) to lift heavy loads; fire fighting; Instructional tour of the ship’s machinery spaces incl., boiler and engine rooms.
A further training day is being run on 29 September 2012 as the July one was over subscribed. Cost is £15 per head, no charge for accompanying leaders.

We request that leaders/helpers sit in or get involved in the various training sessions. Ideally, we ask for a ratio of one leader / helper to every six scouts. Participants need to bring their own lunch.

It is recommended that bookings should be made as early as possible to :-
Richard Walker, Ticket Manager (also 14th Eastleigh) Tel.0844 357 2329 or e.mail at

Pictures taken by Mr Ian Bowman.