Apprentice Thames Barge Driving Race takes place this weekend

Rob PowellEvents, Rowing

THE THAMES will be play host to the now-annual Apprentice Thames Barge Driving Race on Saturday 29th October. The barges, powered only by oars or sweeps, will race in strong tidal currents along a seven-mile course from Greenwich to Westminster. The Apprentice’s race has been set up in recent years to complement the the annual Thames Barge Driving Race which …

148 bedroom floating hotel arrives on the Thames

Rob PowellNews

A LUXURY floating hotel with 148 bedrooms has arrived on the Thames after being towed across the North Sea. The Good Hotel is a not-for-profit that has been open in Amsterdam for the past year, retraining and employing 70 local people. Now the social enterprise has moved to East London where it plans to join the capital’s other floating hotel in the …

PLA pilot dies in accident at Gravesend

Staff WriterIncidents, News

A PORT of London Authority pilot has died in an accident while boarding the cargo ship Sunmi. The tragic incident occurred on Wednesday shortly after 6pm in Gravesend Reach as the pilot was boarding the ship which was bound for Spain. A statement from the the Port of London Authority confirming the incident says that “PLA teams on duty, the emergency …

Superyacht Kismet visits London for owner’s NFL match

Staff WriterHeritage vessels, News, Superyachts

STUNNING superyacht Kismet has completed another visit to London. Built by the Lürssen shipyard in 2014, the 95 metre long vessel is believed to be owned by Shahid Khan and was in the capital once again to coincide with the NFL team he owns playing in London. The Jacksonville Jaguars were in action at Wembley on Sunday and, as with the 2014 …