Marine Engineer Joe Fletcher known as Joe Kelvin to fishing communities dies aged 92

He was the mainstay of Kelvin Marine Diesels, the firm that produced the engine that propelled Scotland’s fisheries. Over many decades, Joe Fletcher won the trust of fishing crews up and down the east coast of Scotland. Joe’s son Charles said: “Fishermen across the east coast and worldwide knew they had a friend in Joe Fletcher, a man who would always do his best to meet and often exceed their needs without compromising the business. He was reliable. On call night and day before people this side of the Atlantic even heard of the expression 24/7, Joe was always available on ship-to-shore radio calls to deal with engineering matters. In the days before the internet and mobile phones, ship-to-shore calls were a lifeline to fishing vessels nationwide. >click to read< 19:54

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