What: Tall Ships Festival 2017
When: April 2017
Where: Royal Borough of Greenwich
The Tall Ships Festival captured the imagination of the public and media alike in early April, and we are delighted to say that Livett’s played a key role in the event.
For a week from Monday 10 April, Livett’s provided crucial marine support to Sail Greenwich and the Royal Borough of Greenwich for the hugely popular occasion.
The Eddie C provided regular crew and stores transfers operating from Greenwich Pier out to all the visiting tall ships, while the Delta Lima took out a range of film crews, members of the press and tall ship crew throughout the week as per requirements on a day-to-day basis.
Further to this, Livett’s provided a mooring party to assist with the moor up of each vessel upon their arrival in the River Thames for the festival.
In partnership with Crown River Cruises, Livett’s also provided a tender service from Thursday through to Sunday, running two 100 capacity tenders between Greenwich Pier and the two largest visiting tall ships – the Santa Maria Manuela and the Christian Radich.
Throughout the peak of the festival, we transported thousands of members of the public out to these grand vessels to see them up close, running a smooth and regular service throughout.
On top of this, again in partnership with Crown River Cruises, Livett’s provided a daily refuse collection service to safely get rid of the ships’ waste in the Greenwich area.
The festival itself was a truly fantastic spectacle which drew huge crowds to the River Thames. Although it was very busy, the week went very smoothly – and hopefully we’ll see the tall ships sailing down the River Thames once again soon!