After spending ten years at Tilbury the MV Ross Revenge has now moved to her new home, moored on the River Blackwater near Bradwell. Many people have said how magnificent she looked as she came out of Tilbury docks and moved into the Thames. For a few minutes the tide caught her (see video 2) and it seemed that she wanted to go towards London but the tug GPS Avenger soon had her moving out towards the Estuary and she passed Southend and headed towards Harwich. After turning round she spent part of the night with her tug off Clacton and Walton near where she spent many years back in the mid 1980s. This morning Friday 1st August she settled down in her new mooring and all was completed by 10:25am. Well done to all the people that have spent many hours of exhausting work on the ship in Tilbury and it was a great achievement to get the ship through all the safety checks so that she could leave Tilbury.
Steve Anthony's slideshow of the journey from Tilbury Docks to River Blackwater
Ross with all her lights on, featured on the "Lady Grace Boattrips"
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Ross - gleaming in early morning sunlight
Ross in Blackwater with seal
The route the Ross took on its journey to Blackwater
OK fellow anoraks, here she is. Close to the 1994 Blackwater position - but a better vantage point this time.
To view radio ship: Drive to Bradwell-on-Sea .. follow signs for Bradwell waterside, park in marina (fee) or lose your car
somewhere - walk to river and take seawall towards the power station for best view. This morning's (1st August) photos show
local tug still on starboard side - enjoy, Raymond Clark (Facebook)
The Ross Revenge in the earl morning mist on the River Blackwater
Ross revenge leaving Tilbury Docks on July 31st 2014
Ross Revenge passing Southend, seen from the Hoo Peninsula on the Kent coast on July 31st
during its journey from Tilbury Docks to the River Blackwater