|Photographer:||Phil English [View profile]||Title:||Newham||Added:||Jun 06, 2006|
|Captured:||March 21, 1981||IMO:||6619580||Hits:||840|
|Location:||Tilbury, United Kingdom|
||Waste Disposal Vessels|
|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