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History Afloat: Coasting voyage up the Thames aboard Mark Prior.

Join Shipping TV’s Chris Gosling for a voyage from the River Colne near Colchester to Brewers Wharf, Deptford Creek, on the Thames, filmed in 2015 aboard the 1969-built aggregate carrier…

Classic Shipping TV: Mark Prior to London, part 3

Shipping TV Classic: part 3 of our four part series, as we pass Southend pier and start our passage up the River Thames, aboard the 1969-built Mark Prior. Our skipper,…

Classic Shipping TV: aboard Mark Prior to London, part 1

Shipping TV Classic: part 1 of our four part series, sailing from Fingringhoe on the River Colne in Essex, up the River Thames to Deptford aboard the 1969-built Mark Prior,…

Aboard Mark Prior, onto the berth at Deptford – then home – part 4

The 4th and final part of this Shipping TV special takes us up to the berth at Brewers Wharf, Deptford Creek, where Mark Prior has to be carefully and skilfully…

Aboard Mark Prior, Up the Thames – part 3

We’ve rounded Shoeburyness, passed the mighty Southend Pier, and we’re on the home run for central London, aboard Mark Prior, a 295 tonne dwt sand carrier. Join Skipper Peter Barc,…

Aboard Mark Prior, at sea – part 2

Part 2 of our series filmed aboard sand boat Mark Prior as she heads towards JJ Prior’s wharf at Deptford Creek. This episode takes us from the River Colne Entrance…

London-bound aboard Mark Prior – part 1

Join us aboard sand boat Mark Prior as she leaves Fingringhoe heading for JJ Priors wharf and depot at Deptford Creek. This part shows us the ship, next time we’ll…