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Thursday, 2 June 2011

North Sea Trawler In London

For the next couple of days the North Sea trawler Amity II will be docked at St Katherines Pier (just in front of Tower Bridge). A unique opportuinty to go on board a real working trawler without getting seasick or having to do the difficult job of fishing.

Jimmy Buchan, star of the TV series Trawlerman, has sailed his North Sea Trawler, Amity II, down to London after setting off from Peterhead, Scotland, on Sunday night.

The trip is to mark publication of ‘Trawlerman’ - his memoirs of being at the helm of Britain’s most dangerous job for over 30 years, raise awareness of the problems that the British fishing industry is facing and to raise funds for the Fishermen’s Mission (the only national charity specifically providing emergency and welfare support to fishermen and their families in the UK)

Amity II will be moored at St Katharine’s Pier, by Tower Bridge, and will be open to the public from Thursday 2nd June – Saturday 4th June inclusive.

Get down there, go on board, meet Jimmy. Join them for a BBQ of langoustines on Friday.

16 comments:

Steffe said...

He looks like a happy chap.

A Daft Scots Lass said...

Jolly Bloke!

Jenny Woolf said...

Amazing what turns up in London

jabblog said...

I hope he gets lots of visitors and a huge boost to his fund.

Sharon said...

Sounds like fun!

Caroline said...

What fun. I will look out for his book. The South African fishing industry has also got a long and interesting social history.

VP said...

I am quite sorry to miss this one, thanks for these nice pictures.

Jacob said...

Boy, I wish I could join y'all for some BBQ! But I'm stuck here in Florida...I don't think we get to see Trawlerman here in the States! :-)

Have fun!

Julie said...

If he has been a trawlerman for 30 years, he must have started in the watery womb! He scrubs up remarkably well.

VaishVijay said...

Hope Amity II gets enough visitors.

TQ for visiting n commenting on my blog post Shuttle Hope - Meet the Captian:)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Hello from Perth Mo, happy to have found your blog with such fantastic photos from London. I was there last year and loved it, looking forward to more!

Dindin MK said...

Greeting from Indonesia...
I'd like to invite you in Weekend Portrait meme, just share your anything portrait there. :)

Happy great Friday!

William K Wallace said...

Pity I missed this, he could have dropped me off in Aberdeen on his way back home to Peterhead.

I think it would have been such fun to have had a wee jaunt in the boat.

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No, please don't tell me I missed it...

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