Royalty in the Royal Docks

It’s not every day that we get to see Royalty in the Royal Docks but today was one of those rare occasions.

Royalty (14) @ KGV Lock 08-12-15 The London based Absolute Party Cruises brought their vessel the MV Royalty in to the King George V Lock today to allow the Maritime & Coastguard Agency to undertake a routine safety inspection to ensure that the vessel is safe to operate as an events boat on the Thames. Royalty (12) @ KGV Lock 08-12-15

The KGV Lock is often used for such maintenance and inspection tasks as it is a sheltered area of non-tidal and wake free water with good access from the dockside and also has an on-site workboat.

Royalty (2) @ KGV Lock 08-12-15

For a vessel that is over 100 years old (and is included on the UK National Historic Ships register) she is looking in pretty good shape.

Royalty (1) @ KGV Lock 08-12-15

Hopefully she passes the inspection and is back working the Thames again.

A few more pictures can be seen here.


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