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Lift-off for Faversham swing bridge

After years of campaigning, the swing bridge at Faversham has been lifted for inspection of the mechanism. If all goes well this should lead to the basin being usable again for barges and water...

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Kingsferry Bridge operating again

Following last week’s notice of closure of Kingsferry Bridge due to mechanical failure, an emergency generator has been installed that will allow normal lifting operations. The generator will remain on site until a permanent...

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Chatham Docks to close in 2025

As long suspected, Peel Land & Property have revealed that Chatham Docks will close in 2025 for redevelopment into housing, retail, tourism and leisure. Business Minister Kelly Tolhurst has expressed concern at the potential loss of...

Does the Medway have the finest maritime heritage in the world? 0

Does the Medway have the finest maritime heritage in the world?

Does the Medway have the finest maritime heritage in the world? Yes, the Medway has one of the finest (if not THE finest) collections of heritage vessels in the world! MSBA Chairman Brian Corbett...

Local ditch crawler “comes out” 0

Local ditch crawler “comes out”

Local ditch crawler “comes out” Author Nick Ardley, often seen cruising the Medway with his wife Christobel in their classic Finesse 24 “Whimbrel” with sailing tender in tow, has revealed that he has prostate...

SB Westmoreland wrecked 0

SB Westmoreland wrecked

  SB Westmoreland wrecked In recent gales, the stern section of the old sailing barge Westmoreland, berthed at Lower Halstow, broke away and “sailed” round to Funton Creek, just south of Chetney Hill, where it...

Kingsnorth Chimney demolition, 8 March 0

Kingsnorth Chimney demolition, 8 March

  Kingsnorth Chimney demolition, 8 March Peel Ports advise that on 8 March 2018 the main chimney at Kingsnorth Power Station will be demolished by controlled explosion. Mariners are warned that an exclusion zone,...

Kingsnorth Chimney demolition, 8 March 0

Kingsnorth Chimney demolition, 8 March

  Kingsnorth Chimney demolition, 8 March Peel Ports advise that on 8 March 2018 the main chimney at Kingsnorth Power Station will be demolished by controlled explosion. Mariners are warned that an exclusion zone,...

Kingsnorth Chimney to come down in March 0

Kingsnorth Chimney to come down in March

Display problems? View this newsletter in your browser. Kingsnorth Chimney to come down in March A date has now been fixed for demolition of Kingsnorth Power Station’s 650 ft chimney. It is expected to...