Dutch naval hydrographic vessel visits London

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HNLMS LUYMES arrived in London yesterday afternoon, passing under Tower Bridge at 1715. The Dutch Hydrographic Survey ship will be staying alongside HMS Belfast for the weekend, leaving early on Monday morning. Luymes is a sister ship of HNLMS Snellius which visited the capital in August 2008. The two Snellius-class vessels are 75 metres long and have been in service …

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 …