Tanker runs aground near Swanscombe peninsula

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A 144 metre long oil & chemical tanker ran aground in the River Thames on Wednesday night. Arsland had departed Purfleet and was rounding Swancombe Peninsula at Broadness when she went aground. Svizter tugs Madeline, Bootle and London assisted with pulling the Hamburg-bound vessel clear. The incident was also attended by the oil cleanup vessel Recover and the PLA’s Southwark. …

Thames Clippers to run trials of commuter service from Gravesend to London

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GRAVESEND commuters will get the chance to try travelling to London and back by boat in a four day trial next month. MBNA Thames Clippers will be running the trial service from Gravesend town pier into central London, stopping at Canary Wharf, Tower Pier, Blackfriars and Embankment. The service will get passengers from Gravesend to Canary Wharf in just 48 minutes and …

Royal Nore to leave the Thames for Royal Yacht Britannia Trust Collection

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ROYAL Barge ‘Royal Nore’ is to leave the River Thames and join the Royal Yacht Britannia Trust Collection in Leith. The historic vessel has been owned by the Port of London Authority since 1971 and has been the Queen’s mode of transport at several important river events including the official openings of London Bridge, the Thames Barrier, Millennium Dome and the Millennium …

New operator takes over the Tilbury Ferry service

Rob Powell News, Passenger Vessels 2 Comments

A NEW operator has taken over the historic Tilbury Ferry service today. The river crossing between Tilbury and Gravesend is now operated by Jetstream Tours using the Thames Swift trimaran vessel. It’s a return to the service after a 15 year absence for Thames Swift, having originally been built in Gravesend by a previous ferry operator – White Horse Ferries …

Gloriana leads Tudor Pull from Hampton Court to the Tower of London

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The Queen’s Row Barge Gloriana once again provided a dose of colourful and regal pagentry on the River Thames on Sunday as she led a flotilla of traditional Thames cutters up the river in the “Tudor Pull”. While runners pounded the streets of the capital in the London Marathon, the Royal Watermen took on a St George’s Day marathon challenge …

Beautiful sunrise pictured behind the Thames Barrer

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A BEAUTIFUL sunrise appeared behind the iconic piers of the Thames Barrier last weekend. On the last day of Greenwich Mean Time before the clocks went forward for the summer, OnTheThames.net photographed the rising sun as seen from the Thames Path on the Greenwich Peninsula. Intense hues of red and yellow filled the sky as the rising sun appeared to …

FGS Oker sails down the Thames

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A GERMAN navy intelligence ship was seen sailing down the Thames this afternoon. FGS Oker (A53) arrived in the capital under the cover of darkness late last week and has spent the weekend moored alongside HMS Belfast. The Type 423 Oste class ship, commissioned in 1988, set off early this afternoon with Tower Bridge lifting for her at 2pm. With …