Is this a prison ship? This unprepossessing floating accommodation block is in Limehouse Reach just upstream of Sun Pier. You can see Rochester cathedral in the background.
Mystery solved, sort of: http://www.kentonline.co.uk/medway/news/mystery-of-huge-floating-hotel-8351/
The Cruising Association Kent Section inform us that the Port of Dover is hosting a seminar this Friday 28 March at the Royal Cinque Ports Yacht Club. If you a user, visitor, berth holder or just sailing by you are very welcome to attend this seminar by the VTS team updating us on the changes that are being introduced by VTS and Port Traffic Control/
The Port of Dover is the only port in the UK where it is mandatory to request permission to enter or leave the port
Venue: RCPYC, 4-5 Waterloo Crescent, Dover, CT16 1LA
Details of Dover Port Control seminar
On Thursday 27 March we are invited to Strood Yacht Club to hear a talk on “Cruising the Baltic, the Black Sea and the Caspian” organised by the Inland Waterways Association.
We have been advised that Peel Ports do not intend to replace the current harbour master, Cathryn Spain, when she steps down at the end of March. It is unclear how a “group harbour master” based in Liverpool will be able to fulfil the port’s statutory responsibilities.
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Medway Cruising Club invites us to their Strand Clubhouse for a talk on 28 March, at 7.30 pm:
“In 2013 Santy, a Victoria 34 from Chatham sailed to the German Baltic Coast through both through the Dutch and Kiel Canals as well as along the North German Coast. The illustrated presentation will cover where they went and who they met over 16 weeks of cruising. The Baltic is becoming an increasingly significant cruising ground for British Yachts and this is your opportunity to find out why.”
There will also be a talk on Ultrasonic Works electronic antifouling.