Firm raises £3,100 for Peterhead RNLI

Andrew Simpson, flood response team member and DLA, RNLI mascot Stormy Sam, Derek Smith, chief executive of Maritime Developments, David Weir, crew member at RNLI Peterhead, and Alastair Wilson, full-time mechanic and crew member at RNLI Peterhead.
Andrew Simpson, flood response team member and DLA, RNLI mascot Stormy Sam, Derek Smith, chief executive of Maritime Developments, David Weir, crew member at RNLI Peterhead, and Alastair Wilson, full-time mechanic and crew member at RNLI Peterhead.

Staff at Maritime Developments- which has offices in Peterhead and Aberdeen - have raised thousands of pounds for life-saving charity the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).

The cash was raised following two events held to celebrate the company’s 15th anniversary.

Maritime Developments donated the magnificent sum of £3,100 to the RNLI’s Peterhead operation.

The funds will help support day-to-day lifeboat operations and maintenance at the town harbour’s lifeboat station.

The business recently held a dinner for staff and its partners which raised £2,100 for the RNLI.

Additionally, a further £1,000 was raised for the charity following a hog roast held at the company’s Wilson Street premises in Peterhead.

The company’s chief executive, Derek Smith, told the Buchanie: “We are delighted to have raised such a tremendous amount for the RNLI which makes a genuine difference to people’s lives across the north-east.”

Alastair Wilson, lifeboat mechanic at RNLI Peterhead, said: “We’re extremely grateful for the support shown by Maritime Developments which will allow us to continue to keep people in the north-east safe at sea throughout the year.”

The RNLI at Peterhead provides, on call, a 24-hour lifeboat search-and-rescue service along the north-east coast, from Collieston, south of Peterhead, northwards to Rattray Head. Its team of staff and volunteers are committed to preventing loss of life at sea.

Maritime Developments designs, manufactures and delivers back-deck equipment for the global oil, gas and renewables sectors.

The company offers a full suite of back-deck equipment for deployment and retrieval of subsea umbilicals, risers and flowlines (SURF products), for sale and rental, alongside its design, engineering, manufacture and asset support services.

Maritime Developments will be exhibiting at Subsea Expo 2015 at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) on February 11 to 13 on stand 23.