River

Lifeboats – Tower RNLI Pier end of an era – 24.01.2023

On Tuesday 24th January, 2023 the longest serving station pier has finally left her mooring where she has been since the opening of Victoria embankment in 1870. The superstructure has changed a few times but now it’s all change and upgrades. She will be still afloat BUT to be used by Thames Marine Services on …

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Preserved Ships – CUTTY SARK (1869) – UK

One of the only three remaining original composite construction (wooden hull on an iron frame) clipper ships from the nineteenth century in part or whole is the clipper ship CUTTY SARK. Listed by National Historic Ships as part of the National Historic Fleet (the nautical equivalent of a Grade 1 Listed Building). She was built on the River Leven, Dumbarton, Scotland in 1869 …

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High Speed Craft News – Incat 091 – VOLCAN DE TAGORO Sea Trials – 02.07.2019

According to Notice to Mariners M120-19 Incat at Tasmania mariners are advised that the INCAT vessel VOLCAN DE TAGORO will be performing sea trials in the River Derwent, Storm Bay and Frederick Henry Bay, between Wednesday 3rd July 2019 to Monday 8th July 2019. During sea trials, the vessel will at times operate at speeds …

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Naval Visits – FS LOIRE A 602 – BFT Season 2019

FS LOIRE A 602 is the first French Navy Offshore Support and Assistance Vessel. She’s the 17th ship to be named as LOIRE, after the longest river in France. The ship was built by KERSHIP, a joint venture between DCNS (French state owned shipbuilders) and Piriou for the building of the Offshore Support and Assistance …

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