Brazilian sail training ship Cisne Branco arrives in London

Staff WriterNavy, News, Tall Ships

THE BRAZILIAN navy’s sail training ship Cisne Branco sailed up the River Thames yesterday afternoon for a port visit to London. The ship was dressed overall, bringing some much needed colour to the Thames on a dull day as she made her way up the river to arrive at West India Docks at about 2.30pm. Built in Amsterdam, the 74 …

Tanker runs aground near Swanscombe peninsula

Staff WriterIncidents, News

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. …

Dunkirk hero ship Ena pictured decaying at Hoo

Staff WriterNews, Sailing Barges

WHILE the new Dunkirk movie rides high at the box office, one of the ships from Operation Dynamo is lying rotting in Kent. 111 year old Sailing Barge Ena is currently decaying in a barge graveyard in the River Medway at Hoo. The historic vessel was sailed out to Dunkirk on 31st May 1940 to help with the evacuation but …

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

Staff WriterPassenger Vessels

GRAVESEND commuters will get the chance to try travelling┬áto London and back by boat in a four day trial next month. MBNA Thames Clippers will be┬árunning 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 …