The submarine had a 28-year career during the Cold War
Work has started to save a historic World War II era submarine in Hampshire.
HMS Alliance, based at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum in Gosport, is set for a £6.5m makeover.
The vessel will be a memorial to 5,300 British submariners who gave their lives in service between 1904 and the present day.
The 1940s submarine, which is on display on the quayside outside the museum, had begun to fall into the sea.
UK's leading boat sales centre adds to sailboat sector
Essex Boatyards Ltd, the UK’s leading boat sales centre, has been appointed a Jeanneau sailboat dealer for the UK’s Essex region. From the 1st September 2011, the entire range of Jeanneau yachts from 20ft – 57ft is available from the Essex Boatyards Ltd premises at Essex Marina, near Southend and online at www.essexboatyards.com.
“We are delighted to add Jeanneau to our product range. We are serious about this sector and have a new and used yacht division, headed-up by Brett Sawyer, who has a strong background within yacht sales and commissioning,” says James Barke, Director at Essex Boatyards Ltd.
“We have recognised more of our customers making a switch from power to sail and vice versa. With our specialist knowledge and extensive experience, we bring a straightforward approach to buying and selling both motor and sail boats, and have the expertise to assist customers.
New lock gates offer 24 hour service
An exciting new £5 million project, which will secure Milford Haven’s future as a top sailing destination, has been announced.
New lock gates are to be designed and installed at Milford Marina over the next two years, transforming the way the Marina can be accessed and boosting marine tourism and business in Milford Haven.
The development is part of Visit Wales' Coastal Tourism Project, part funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government, to encourage tourism along the Welsh coastline.
Controlled explosion left 65m underwater crater
World-renowned Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) specialist Ramora UK (www.ramorauk.com) has safely disposed of an unexploded World War II mine onsite at one of the world’s largest offshore windfarm.
The four-man Ramora UK team used a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) to place a countermining charge next to the 1,500lb (680kg) mine which had been assessed as high-risk due to damage previously sustained to it.
Throughout the procedure a 1,500m safety zone was maintained to protect other vessels in the area.
A controlled explosion was then initiated from a safe distance, leaving an underwater crater 65ft (20m) wide by 13ft (4m) deep.
Tonnes of unwanted fish not to be thrown back
Fishers should no longer throw tonnes of unwanted fish back into the sea, the European Commission said as it revealed its plan to reform the European Union's Common Fisheries Policy.
A major part of the reform would be to take decisions on fisheries away from Brussels and allow member states to decide so that they can take account of local conditions. Other proposals include adopting an ecosystem-based approach to limit the impact of fishing and reducing fleet overcapacity without the use of subsidies.
To come into operation in 2013, the new policy would phase out so-called 'discards' and give fleets quota shares guaranteed for at least 15 years. The commission said in the Mediterranean 82 per cent of fish stocks were overfished and 63 per cent in the Atlantic.