TWO enterprising engineering students have breathed new life into Sally Sunshine, an ageing Shell mooring boat destined for the breakers yard.
The 20-foot boat was lying partially submerged at Shell's marine facilities on the Manchester Ship Canal when it was discovered by Liverpool John Moore's University students Christopher Harrison and Simon White during a visit to the facility in January.
Shell's quick thinking marine superintendent Mark Thompson suggested they take on the refurbishment of the boat as part of their final year engineering project.
The two students agreed and they spent 10 months bringing her back into fully working order.
Sally was brought to LJMU's Byrom Street Campus where she was restored thanks to a £3,000 combined grant from Shell and SGS Strath Services Ltd.
Sally is now deemed completely seaworthy and can go back to work supporting operations at Shell's Stanlow Manufacturing Complex.