Monday, July 26, 2010

River shipping

River shippingNow summer is in full swing, the river has got very busy.

In amongst it all are the big commercial ships.

Here you see 3 of these ships offloading alongside.

The ship closest to me was busy offloading a huge big pile of rocks.

I'd cringe at the thought of rocks being dropped into the bottom of my hull. I guess that hold is especially strengthened, or has some kind of liner in it to protect it.

Who would want a shipload of rocks I wonder?


  1. We have a refinery that has big rocks all the way around there perimeter.
    They are inside the fence.

    I would think that there might be a ship load of rock there.

    Bill K

  2. Anonymous11:33 PM

    The rocks in question are being loaded onto a flat top barge and taken down to Lymington-keyhaven way for sea defences.

  3. It is amazing how much cargo is carried up and down river and out to larger vessels anchored off shore by way of barge.