RECYCLED computer equipment from two Pacific Nuclear Transport Ltd (PNTL) vessels has been donated to Barrow Sea Cadets.

21 PCs and monitors, eight laptops, two UPS units, as well as keyboards, power supplies, connectors, and mice from on board Pacific's Heron and Egret have been received by the young cadets.

Rob Wood, manager of Nuclear Transport Solutions’s (NTS) marine terminal in Barrow, presented the equipment to Ian Gerrish, of the Sea Cadets.

NTS is part of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and operates the specialist PNTL vessels from its Ramsden Dock base.

John Alexander, NTS’s technical support project manager, who organised the donation, said: “It’s important to support our local community, and a donation like this to a fantastic organisation like Barrow Sea Cadets is part of that.

“Barrow Sea Cadets offers a tremendous place for young people to develop a whole host of life skills, and to gain confidence so we know they will put this equipment to great use.

“This donation was driven by the PNTL crews, and we are all delighted to make this happen.”

Mr Gerrish, who has been treasurer of the Barrow Sea Cadets for 20 years, added: “The Covid-19 pandemic has affected us badly so this equipment will be used to help children find their confidence now that life is very slowly returning to a new kind of normal.

“We will encourage our cadets to use the equipment and to develop their skills. We are very grateful to PNTL for donating this equipment.”