Monday, 9 January 2017

Scrap metal on the Thames

Seen on a Boxing Day walk three weeks ago (it seems a lot longer ago than that): this boat by a huge pile of scrap metal. It's on the north (Essex) bank near the Barking Creek flood barrier.

The boat appears to be called Pex and looks to be sitting high in the water. There is some scrap just visible in the hold, no doubt it can take a few tonnes more before heading for China, presumably. The company name on the sign is "MSK Waste Management & Recycling Ltd".


Dave Ward said...

MV Pex appears to stay in and around Europe

I doubt that a vessel that size would go all the way to China.

Vallypee said...

I love these. We get a lot of vessels like this on our big sea canals here.