Feature, Freight News, Sea

Nightlight on the Tees

[ December 19, 2019   //   ]

No, it’s not a horror movie – Teesside’s shipping community has donated a thermal imaging camera to the local lifeboat to help it increase the effectiveness of its search and rescue s.

The camera was jointly purchased by PD Ports, the Tees and Hartlepool Port Users Association (THPUA) and the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS). PD Ports contributed its half of the £3,000 donation through its ‘Find it-Fund it’ scheme, an initiative that supports local causes involving its employees.

It will be used by the Redcar RNLI crew to identify casualties at sea or on land and can detect heat sources up to a kilometre away. Importantly, it is not affected by the bright lights of Teesside – mostly heavy industry rather than casinos or nightclubs, we hasten to add.