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Photo Details
Photographer:Phil English [View profile]Title:NewhamAdded:Jun 06, 2006
Captured:March 21, 1981IMO:6619580Hits:778
Location:Tilbury, United Kingdom
Photo Category: Waste Disposal Vessels
Description:
Passing Tilbury downriver 21/3/81 with a full cargo of London's sewage destined to be dumped in the estuary at Barrow Deep.

These so-called "Bovril Boats" were so ubiquitous on the Thames that no-one bothered much with photos of them. However, since the 1990s they have all disappeared, due to EU rules banning the dumping of waste at sea
Vessel Identification
Name:Alex
IMO:6619580
Flag:Nigeria
Callsign:5NYR
Former name(s):
- Alex Ii (Until 1998)
- Cornilia (Until 1997 Dec)
- Newman (Until 1995)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Waste Disposal Vessel
Gross tonnage:2,174 tons
Summer DWT:2,423 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1966
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Adrian Green on Mar 26, 2007 16:28 (10 years ago)
My father was, and still is, a fisherman. i used to occassionally go long-lining with him in the Barrow Deeps. we used to dread seeing these vessels coming. It was never a nice experience pulling the lines afte they had pumped out on top of them. It's good to see one of them again.
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