Feature, Sea

Safe ashore

[ July 1, 2014   //   ]

A group of Peel Ports apprentices have arrived back on dry land this week after completing the first ever apprentice Ship Cup Challenge – and took home the top Apprentice Ship Cup Award. The 17 trainees sailed on tall ship Pelican of London from Liverpool to Whitehaven via Belfast and back again as part of the challenge to help develop their teamwork and communication skills.

Organised by the Merseyside Adventure Sailing Trust (MAST) the event saw 173 apprentices, aged between 16 and 25, put their sailing and team working skills to the test on board one of four specially commissioned tall ships.

Port of Liverpool apprentice Josh Stewart said: “It’s been an amazing couple of weeks, living, working and sailing on the sea. I am very grateful for the opportunity to have gone on this voyage with Peel Ports, which will hopefully help me with opportunities in the future.

“All in all it’s been the most exciting thing I have ever done and look forward to future challenges as part of Peel Ports. I cannot express the gratitude I have for the company for letting me take part in such an adventure.”