We start the new year with mixed feelings about the long term future of the cervia.
Since the leaks in the tug were discovered, teams of specialist engineers have worked tirelessly to stem the flow of water from several sections of the hull.
so, as of today I'm pleased to report the concrete patch's have greatly reduced the ingress of water. But, these are only short term repairs, nobody can predict how long they will last, and given that the hull was constructed at the same time, it cannot be ruled out that there could be more erosion, resulting in further leaks in the future. So, for now the volunteers are concentrating their efforts on cleaning the main engine, which was immersed in eight feet of salt water, and the aft deck which resembles a building site, back to the previous condition.
On that note I and the volunteers wish all our supporter's a happy new year
mike houckham chairman CVC