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Transient leaves the Severn

30th May 2008

After a lengthy lay-up in Gloucester Docks, the ex Dutch barge Transient has moved to London to work on the River Thames. This arrangement is thought to be ideal for the intra-port movement of general and bulk cargo or containers which the Port of London Authority is keen to encourage.

The 400 tonne Transient came to work on the Severn in early 2006 with a plan to carry sand and gravel from the pits at Ryall (near Upton upon Severn) to Gloucester. This never materialised and consequently the Transient lay idle at her berth on the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal, near to Llanthony Bridge, Gloucester.

Transient approaching Gloucester Lock February 2006

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