Another historic vessel moved in to a berth next to Medway Queen on Thursday July 27th. The ex-minesweeper, Tongham (ham class of 1957), has taken the place of LV21 alongside Gillingham Pier. This required Medway Queen and the Sailing Barge Cambria to be moved out while the Tongham came in and then, of course, to be moved back to their moorings. All movements were carried out by A J Pratt and Son's tugs Christine and Nippashore. Removal of the visitors’ gangway was necessary to allow the movement which means that public access to the ship on the following Saturday (29th) is not possible. It is expected that public access will be reinstated next week in time for normal opening on the 5th August.
Bringing you up to date information on the refit of the PS Medway Queen