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Replacement fire pump for sail training vessel “Prolific”

Ocean Youth Trust South offers sailing voyages as a personal development opportunity for young people aged 11-25 from the widest possible variety of backgrounds – many of them disadvantaged and vulnerable – to develop things like confidence, teamworking and resilience. Our vessel Prolific has a fire pump which doubles as a bilge pump, and is an essential item of safety equipment; but it is old and increasingly unreliable, and spare parts are often not available. Thanks to a donation from Whirlwind, we can buy and fit a new fire pump which will help ensure safe sailing for hundreds of young people for many years to come.