Hythe Youngsters to name new work boat at the Port of Southampton
SOUTHAMPTON’S Harbour Master Martin Phipps has welded the first plate on a new workboat for the Port of Southampton.
Meercat Workboats based in Hythe are building the £500,000 craft and she will play a vital role in the safe operation of the port.
Youngsters from Hythe will be coming up with a name for the boat – and children from the winning school will be invited to see her officially named at the Seawork exhibition in June.
The workboat will be used for maintenance work around the port including checking the buoys and will become a regular feature of day-to-day life at the port.