Storm forces Dartford Bridge closure

Rob PowellBridges

THE QE2 Bridge across the Thames at Dartford was closed today and won’t reopen until the early hours of Christmas Eve. The river crossing closed shortly after 12.30pm on Monday as rain and high winds battered large parts of Britain. Large queues built up on approach roads as the Dartford tunnels switched to two-way operation. The bridge, which opened in …

Gloriana put in to winter storage

Staff WriterRowing

THE Queen’s Row Barge GLORIANA has been put into storage for the winter. The vessel had been at St Katherine’s Dock and was seen being towed east of Wapping earlier this week. Thames Alive later confirmed she was being taken to Denton, Kent, where she would be craned out of the water and put in to storage for the winter. …

Massey Shaw returns to London

Rob PowellHeritage vessels

FAMED and much loved fireboat MASSEY SHAW has returned to London. The oft-delayed return to the capital finally happened this morning with the fireboat making the journey from Avonmouth on a low loader lorry. Shortly after midday she was craned in to the West India Dock from Wood Wharf and towed across to the Docklands Scout Project. Thanks to Heritage …

31 tall ships signed up for Tall Ships Regatta, more expected

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OVER thirty tall ships have so far signed up for the Falmouth to Greenwich Tall Ships Regatta that is due to take place next Summer. Some of the vessels that have committed to be on the Thames include: Tenacious Mercedes Ebbtide Merrilyn The Pelican of London Rupel Tecla The Helen Mary R John Laing Councillor Chris Roberts, Leader of the …