Work progresses and the deck railing stanchions should soon be ready for fitting. Hull painting is coming on as well.
Our thoughts are turning to the ship's return to Gillingham. The tide states are favourable on 12th and 19th October. The 12th is cutting it fine on work completion and 19th is the wrong side of the MQPS AGM which is on 16th October.
Even if the ship returns on the 12th, safe access will not have been established in time, so the AGM will have to move. The management committee are discussing alternative arrangements but if you are travelling a distance to the event please take note of the ship's status. We worry that the Medway Queen Visitor Centre is too small and the workshop is unsuitable so it is likely that a hall just a short walk from the pier may have to be used. More to follow.