On 09-Sep-2023, THV Galatea sailed up the River Thames into the Pool of London. THV Galatea is operated by Trinity House, an ancient authority who are responsible for navigation marker buoys and lighthouses around the coasts of England, Wales and Gibraltar.
The Scottish equivalent of Trinity House is the Northern Lights Board and for the whole of the island of Ireland, the Commissioners of Irish Lights. NLV Pharos has also visited London.
The headquarters of Trinity House is in London, overlooking the Tower of London, which can be visited when public tours are run.
Posts About Ships
The preserved Steam Tug Challenge, a World War Two Dunkirk evacuation veteran, sailed up the River Thames on 10th October 2022.
The Swedish cargo ship “Fure Vinga” was an unusual sight to be seen tied up alongside HMS Belfast in early June 2022.
At dawn on 29th March 2023, the chemical tanker “Sir John Fisher” slipped downstream on the River Thames through London.
The RRS Sir David Attenborough is operated by the British Antarctic Survey and was seen passing Woolwich in filthy weather on 31-Oct-2021.
NLV Pharos visiting London in September 2019. Pharos maintains shipping navigation marks around the Scottish coastline.
Belem start life as a cargo ship in 1896 and was converted into a private yacht and then eventually into a sail training ship.
Trinity House Vessel Galatea Sails Up The Thames on 03-Sep-2023 and passes through Tower Bridge to visit London.
Tenacious, owned by the Jubilee Sailing Trust, is purpose built to enable people of all abilities to take an active part in sailing the ship.