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4th October 2021

Anticipated timings to move the Spurn Lightship and the Arctic Corsair to a local shipyard have been confirmed.

Subject to weather and river traffic, work to move the Spurn Lightship from Hull Marina to Dunston’s shipyard on William Wright Dock is expected to get underway from around 4.30pm, tomorrow Tuesday 5 October. The lightship will leave the lock gates on Hull Marina and enter the Humber and turn right, sail past Humber Quays. The vessel will then head towards Albert Dock for around 6pm.

The Arctic Corsair will be manoeuvred from her current berth on Alexandra Dock to William Wright Dock from 5pm on Wednesday 6 October. She will be towed along Humber at around 5.45pm, going past Victoria Dock and heading towards Humber Quays. It is expected the trawler will arrive at Albert Dock gates for around 7pm.

Arctic Corsair
Arctic Corsair will move from Alexandra Dock
Spurn Lightship
The Spurn Lightship will leave Hull Marina for the first in three decades

Both vessels will be towed by two tugs.

The public can view the ships moving. Recommended vantage points include:

  • Spurn Lightship – Hull Marina, Humber Quays
  • Arctic Corsair – Victoria Dock, Hull Marina, The Pier, Humber Quays

The relocation of the two ships we are reliant on tide times, river traffic and the weather. Timings can and may change. In the event of adverse weather, the move of one or both ships may be postponed. The preservation work to both vessels is part of the £30.3m Hull Maritime project, jointly funded by Hull City Council and The National Lottery Fund. Other elements include a major revamp of the Hull Maritime Museum and the Dock Office Chambers as well as a new visitor centre at North End Shipyard.