Plymouth has nautical links going back to Nelson, Drake. Fitzroy and the Pilgrim Fathers. It’s 400 years since they sailed from Plymouth in search of a new life in America and Plymouth today maintains its nautical connections. It is the largest naval base in Western Europe. It is where our nuclear submarines are refueled, it is a ferry port, it has cargo vessels jetties, is a busy fishing port and is home to six marinas.
It all comes under the watchful eye of the Queen’s Harbour Master (QHM Plymouth) whose job it is to bring harmony to all the varied users from nuclear submarines to surfboarders.
He’s been talking to Trevor Taylor about how he juggles the sometime conflicting demands of all those water users.
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22 April 2020