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 The Yorkshire Post joined in with the celebrations as Reliance III, John Clark's second boat built by Parkol, was lowered into the water at the naming ceremony. 

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We have been closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) developments in the U.K., and in accordance with Government guidance, the decision has been made for all Parkol Marine office staff to work remotely from 23rd March, until further notice.

This is a precautionary measure to safeguard the welfare of our staff and minimise the risk of the spread of Covid-19.

Customers and suppliers can be assured that the quality of service will be maintained, as staff can be contacted in the usual way, by email and telephone. We do not anticipate any service interruption and will endeavour to deal with all requests as soon as possible.

Our office will be closed to visitors and staff; however, our yards are currently working. We ask all visitors and deliveries to report to the gate on arrival and call the numbers detailed on the relevant notices.

For staff contact details please use the following numbers:

Accounts (Jo Himsworth) - 01947 213140.

Purchasing (Tricia Willis) - 01947 213146.

Stores (Geoff Dryden or Garry Bendell) - 01947 213145.

General Enquiries (Mel Blackburn) - 01947 602669.

Virtuous set out on her maiden sea trials in the early hours of Thursday morning with a full compliment of crew and a couple of Parkol’s engineers.

Having steamed up the coast to North Shields with no problems, her engines powering her through the water with ease, Sandy and Alexander West set about putting her through some of her paces before the nets were dropped and hauling began.  To the absolute delight of everyone on board, the engines, winches and hydraulics worked like a dream & the first haul of nets came aboard the new stern ramp as slickly as they’d be cast.

However, the best was yet to come, as she steamed back towards Whitby it seemed that she wasn’t the only one enjoying freedom of the open sea, and the final seal of approval was given as she was escorted back to Whitby in the best way possible.