Tag Archives: Thames Barge

Beautiful moment; 20 July 2019

A hundred years ago, you’d have seen dozens of these Thames Barges crossing Harwich Harbour on every tide, heading for Ipswich, Pin Mill , London river or dozens of other…

History Afloat; Sailing barge Reminder storming along, 19 August 2018

Despite the grey weather, sailing barge Reminder takes us back to the days when fifty or more barges set sail from Harwich, Ipswich, Mistley and creeks on the Orwell and…

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,…

Thalassa Mana and Norma – Little n Large, Harwich Approach Channel, 10 Feb 2018

New Shipping TV Video: Little and Large – 368 metre container ship Thalassa Mana passes 27m dredger Norma in Harwich Approach Channel at about 11.45am on 10 February 2018:

Video: Ted Ingham’s Shipping Highlights of 2017

A 10 minute video by the excellent Ted Ingham of shipping highlights he filmed through the lens of the Panasonic Lumix FZ 1000 from the shoreline and from his Colvic…

2 Historic Trading Barges, 27 June 17

Coastal and river traffic was a vital part of commerce in the past, and Humber trading barges like Waterdog, built in 1876, and Thames Sailing Barge Repertor, built in 1924,…

MSC Melissa arrives at Felixstowe, 6 October 2016

2002-built container ship MSC Melissa arrives at the Port of Felixstowe, 6th October 2016.

vehicle carrier DONG-A METIS on the river thames 23/8/16

199m x 32m vehicle carrier DONG-A METIS swinging off Tilbury ro-ro berth with 2 tugs and heading out on the Thames in the sunshine for her next port of Bremerhaven….

Maritime History: Thames Forts aboard MV Balmoral, June 2016

Join cameraman Geoff Hale aboard excursion ship MV Balmoral aa he takes a look at Thames forts Red Sands and Shivering Sands, dating from World War ll and still standing…

UASC drops Felixstowe call, moves another to Gateway, July 2016

UASC’s Al Mashrab has dropped her Felixstowe call due for 16th July 2016, and shift the Al Dahna’s call, due for 24th July, to London Gateway.

Thames Skills Academy – new skills training for Thames skippers and crews

Shipping TV attended the launch of the new Thames Skills Academy, created to enhance and improve the skills training and knowledge of the next generation of River Thames Boatmasters and…

UASC Ultra Large fleet continues Gateway calls; 17 Feb 2016

Al Dahna last weekend, Barzan two weeks after – London Gateway receives UASC major vessels as Ocean 3 alliance in trouble:

UASC Salahuddin arriving at dusk, 14 December 2015

UASC’s ultra-large container ship Salahuddin arriving at the Port of Felixstowe at dusk, 14th December, 2015:

History afloat: Thames Barge Thalatta sailing from Harwich, 7th July 2015

Thames Sailing Barge Thalatta working her way out of Harwich Harbour with a good breeze on the morning of 7th July, 2015.

Sailing Barge Victor: Off to the Pin Mill Barge Match! Pt 1.

Part 1 of our trip aboard Victor down to see the start of the 2015 Pin Mill Barge Match, organised by the Pin Mill Sailing Club:

Pin Mill Barge Match, 27 June 2015 – start and finish

Here’s a quick clip of the bowsprit and staysail class starts in the 2015 Pin Mill Barge Match, sailed on 27th June 2015, and of the first barge home, Edme,…

MB Fountain – a suitable case for restoration?

Meet Motor Barge Fountain, built in 1952, and with over 40 years service as a water supply tanker, now at Colchester, Essex, and up for restoration as a museum ship….

A Year Afloat with Victor: part 10: getting the gear up!

Its the key moment in the sailing year as the Skipper and crew members get winding on the winch, and Victor’s mast goes up!

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…

A Year Afloat with Victor: part 9: paint brushes at the ready . .

Sailing Barge Victor is back alongside Customs House quay at Ipswich, the mast is down, and the skipper and crew have the paintbrushes out, on the sunny morning of 7th…

A Year Afloat with Victor: part 8: High & Dry in Maldon.

Time to check out Victor’s bright red bottom, as she sits on the blocks at Maldon, with Skipper Wes Westwood and Steve Godwin making good. Part 8 of Shipping TV’s…