Peter's job also involved doing maintenance work in the engine and boiler rooms on vessels including the Humber Guardian, Humber Surveyor and the Wyke, which he told his wife had contained asbestos-lagged pipes.

He passed away just three days after the birth of his seventh great-grandchild.

Maureen said: "Peter lived for his family and liked nothing better than playing with the great-grandbairns."

Mesothelioma claims around 2,500 lives in the UK every year and can develop even decades after an exposure to asbestos has ceased.

If you worked with Peter in the 70s or 80s, please call Graham and Rosen solicitors on 01482 323123 and ask for Debbie.