Monday 12 February 2024

Mary Eared

I haven't been upriver for a few months and noticed this MFV on the moorings above Bursledon railway .bridge

Presumably this is an Motor Fishing Vessel, one of the heavy wooden small fishing craft of which there are so few remaining after the EU driven forced scrapping of the 1990's when so many were literally cut up.

You can imagine that sweeping sheer and huge bows slamming into waves in the cold North Sea. The wheelhouse appears to be perhaps a later addition made in steel, but looks exactly right and a safe and secure place for the crew.

 As a leisure vessel the all round stainless handrail is a nice touch. She looks in need of some TLC, hopefully the owners are up for that.

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