Hull’s Maritime Museum celebrates bravery of seafarers and their families

Published: Monday 29th February 2016 by KCFM

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Hull’s Maritime Museum hopes to inspire new ideas on how to improve safety at sea through a new exhibition.

Launching today, SOS – Heroes of the Humber celebrates the bravery of seafarers and their families.

Collections Assistant Jocelyn Anderson-Wood says there are many people from the region who helped save hundreds of lives: “Alexander Gordon Carte worked to invent equipment like the life-saving rocket, which was used by people onshore to get a rope to a ship in distress. After a few years they were stationed all up and down the Yorkshire Coast and they saved something like 400 lives in the space of 20 years or so.”

She says they’ve looked at heroes from the 1800s up to the present day: “I don’t think people, still to this day, have a grasp of what dangers people face when they go to sea. If we can inspire some people to create more life-saving equipment, to go out and rescue people, that’d be really great.”

Admission to the Maritime Museum is free and the SOS – Heroes of the Humber exhibition will be on display until 5th June.

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Published: Monday 29th February 2016 by KCFM

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