december newsletter ISSUE 55

Just as we had finished putting up the lights for the annual Ramsgate harbour Christmas light show, the cervia sprang a leak in the engine room under the deck plates. At first it was only a small one and the bilge pumps were coping, however two hours later, the small hole became the size of a football and the water completely flooded the engine room to a depth of ten feet. The RNLI came to the rescue with three large pumps and for a while maintained the level. the next morning the fire brigade sent two fire engines and did some serious pumping out. next, two divers fixed a patch over the hole . it is still leaking but our own bilge pumps are managing to keep the water level down to below the plates.
A decision as to the long term plan has yet to be taken.
So, merry Christmas to all our supporters and please visit the amazing light show in Ramsgate harbour.
mike houckham chairman CVC

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