World Maritime Day

World Maritime Day

Why should Bob have all the fun on the river – bringing the start of his show from the Woolwich Ferry yesterday?

With today being World Maritime Day, Duncan left the car at home and went by boat to the studio this morning.

Cyclone arriving at Woolwich Royal Arsenal Pier

The Cyclone clipper arriving at Royal Arsenal pier in Woolwich.

World Maritime Day celebrates the international maritime industry’s contribution towards the world’s economy, especially in shipping.  It focuses on the importance of shipping safety, maritime security and the marine environment.

What a good day to go on the clipper!

Cyclone Clipper

Cyclone picked Duncan up first thing this morning from Woolwich Royal Arsenal pier and dropped him of in Greenwich.  Listen again here.


A change of Vessel for the afternoon journey home for Bob, as he took a trip on Hurricane Clipper.

Bob’s journey took him past Canary Wharf.

Canary Wharf

Hurricane arriving in Greenwich

Skipper Craig at the Helm.

Bob and Craig in the wheel house

Bob grabs a word with Craig, on the bridge.  Listen again here.

Skipper CraigHurricane Bridge

Craig’s from a long line of River workers, he himself started on the water at a tender age.


Bob & Duncan relive the experience of a day on the high speed MBNA Thames Clippers.

Thanks to Craig and his crew Charlie and Ben and MBNA Thames Clippers.