Maritime Volunteer Service
Bristol Unit, U.K.
(covering all the area within easy access to Bristol and Avonmouth)
We are a small friendly group of boat and seafaring enthusiasts who undertake training and service in the arts of seamanship, including navigation, marine engineering, meteorology, tides, radio procedure, boat-handling, ropes and knots. We work towards recognized national qualifications.
New members who have no previous experience need not worry, as there is a maritime foundation course on offer followed by comprehensive training both afloat and ashore, leading to a progressive series of nationally recognised qualifications.
The national website says:
We have a boat in Bristol Floating Harbour (7.5m Starling), and also use other craft to do regular river patrols up and down the Avon Gorge, on behalf of Bristol Port Company.
We meet Thursday evenings : 7:30pm, normally at Unit H.Q.
4 Old Dock Cottages (Click here for map)
[best to select “Satellite” to see our correct position]
Cumberland Basin, Bristol BS1 6XL
Please call David on 0117 937 2719. Come and join in!
The Maritime Volunteer Service is a registered charity number 1048454
The Maritime Volunteer Service (MVS) is a unique charity in the non-profit sector.
The MVS was founded in 1994 with the following aims:
- To stimulate the interest of volunteers from all walks of life in maritime affairs.
- To provide high quality training in maritime skills to recognised standards.
- To be an interesting and useful spare time activity that is fun, sometimes exciting but with a strong emphasis on safety at all times
- To maintain a corps of trained volunteers capable of supporting maritime authorities ashore and afloat at maritime events or emergencies.