Thursday, June 2, 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.

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