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Red Sands Fort

A maintenance trip to service the Red Sands Radio Fort antenna

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Shipping in the Oaze Deep

33. Shipping in the Oaze Deep

Alternative East into the Alexandra, Princes, or Queens, or the Edinburgh into the Knock Deep

NE leg of G1

34. North East leg of G1 & part of Oxford Picture Frame Base

Nigel by NE leg of G1

35. Nigel checking the leg straps

Red Sands Radio antenna 1

36. Red Sands Radio antenna 1

Red Sands Radio antenna & wind turbine

37. Red Sands Radio antenna with wind turbine

Red Sands Radio antenna from base

38. Red Sands Radio antenna from base

Red Sands Radio antenna through base

39. Red Sands Radio antenna through base

Whilst extremely strong the antenna mast is made of fibre glass

Red Sands Radio antenna new guys

40. Red Sands Radio antenna with new guys

West bound shipping

41. West bound for the River Medway or Thames

Control, jungle walk, G2 & G1

42. Control Tower & Jungle Walk, G2, G1 with Red Sands Radio antenna

Beneath control tower

43. Beneath the Control Tower

Control & G1 towers Searchlight & G4 towers

44. Control & G1 Towers
45. Searchlight & G4 Towers

Control & G1 Towers Searchlight tower

46. Control & G1 Towers
47. Searchlight Tower

Control & G1 towers

48. Control & G1 Towers

Heading north 1

49. Heading North 1

Heading north 2

50. Heading North 2

North redsand towers buoy 1

51. North Red Sand Towers Port handed Buoy 1

North redsand towers buoy 2 North redsand towers buoy 3

52. & 53. North Red Sand Towers Port handed Buoy close-up

North redsand towers buoy & Towers

54. North Red Sand Towers Buoy & Forts

NE of Red Sands Towers

55. North East of Red Sand Towers

North of Red Sands Towers 1

56. North of Red Sand Towers 1

North of Red Sands Towers 2

56. North of Red Sand Towers 2

Ship under tow

57. Under tow

PLO (Port of London) VTS (Vessel Traffic Services) reported the ships breakdown, a pair of Medway Tugs were dispatched to assist

Cluster of buoys

58. Cluster of Channel Buoys

Isle-of-grain power station chimney

59. Isle-of-Grain Power Station Chimney

Ghostly Isle-of-grain power station chimney

60. Ghostly through the mist

Isle-of-grain power station chimney Medway approaches

61. Grain Power Station Chimney is no longer standing

62. Video Clip (The Guardian)

The 800' Chimney was demolished by explosion on Wednesday 7th September 2016 leaving a 40,000 ton pile of concrete & brick rubble

SS Richard Montgomery Masts

63. Wreck of the SS Richard Montgomery

Pilot Cutter passes SS Richard Montgomery Masts

64. Medway Pilot Cutter passes fairly close to the wreck

The dredged channel is very close to the wreck

Pilot Cutter wake by SS Richard Montgomery Masts

65. Medway Pilot Cutter's wake

See our feature on the SS Richard Montgomery

The X-Pilot is available to hire for Thames Estuary excursions from her base on the River Medway & the All Tide Landing at Queenborough

PLA (Port of London Authority) Passage Planning Guide

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