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New addition to the PD Ports family

[ August 24, 2016   //   ]

PD Ports has christened its new harbour master launch High Tide Adventure in honour of its youth education charity, with Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council leader, Sue Jeffrey, as ‘godmother’.

High Tide helps raise the aspirations and awareness of job opportunities for young people on Teesside.

Based at Teesport, it will also provide river trips along the Tees to schoolchildren, politicians and businesses to see the multi-million pound investments made.

PD Ports chief executive, David Robinson (right), who is also chairman of the High Tide Foundation this year, said: “This is an excellent craft for engaging stakeholders to promote the River Tees as a major hub of industry and a key driver of the economy.

“The Foundation has been providing a fantastic range of courses over the past four to five years engaging 4,000 young people and connecting them with companies across Teesside. This vessel is here to be used to promote the river and Teesport.”

Previously used as a wind farm support vessel, the High Tide Adventure was remodelled by a team led by naval architect Andrew Ridley from PD Ports’ Conservancy department.