Foghorn music promises to be a blast

SOUND WAVES ... Souter Lighthouse and, inset, from left, Shajan Lukose, head of school of marine simulation and senior marine, artist Lise Autogena, Svitzer Marine Port Captain Steve Carr, DFDS Captain Thomas Stephensen and technical and projects manager Paul Hodgson at the South Tyneside College simulator suite.

SOUND WAVES ... Souter Lighthouse and, inset, from left, Shajan Lukose, head of school of marine simulation and senior marine, artist Lise Autogena, Svitzer Marine Port Captain Steve Carr, DFDS Captain Thomas Stephensen and technical and projects manager Paul Hodgson at the South Tyneside College simulator suite.

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TECHNICAL wizardry has given a sneak preview of an ambitious offshore event at the weekend.

Ships taking part in the ground-breaking Foghorn Requiem have received a helping hand from marine experts at South Tyneside College.

As many as 70 vessels, from ferries to fishing boats, are expected to position themselves off the coast at Souter Lighthouse, Whitburn, on Saturday, to sound their horns in time to a musical score performed on-shore by three brass bands and the lighthouse’s foghorn.

 

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