Week Commencing 9th February
It is expected that work will begin on Monday to remove the winches from the boathouse.
The winches will be taken away for refurbishment and upgrading and will be re-installed towards the end of the project.
Removal of the winches will mean that the `Norman Salvesen` will need to be chained at the top of the launching slipway
and will have one launch left, with no recovery.
The contractors are awaiting arrival of a large excavator and will then probably commence demolition work at the lower end of
the launching slipway this week, taking advantage of large spring tide low water.
The `Norman Salvesen` will need to be launched prior to this work commencing and that will mark the end of Tyne Class lifeboats
in the boathouse.
We are awaiting the installation of a new mooring in the bay, so should the lifeboat launch this week she likely will proceed directly to Newlyn.
Images to follow as things happen !