Mersea Island Museum - Blackwater Ships


Ship:      FLAMAR PROGRESS
Arrived:Before 13 October 1981
Departed:After 13 October 1981
Career:Built as FORT PONTCHARTRAIN. Renamed 1980 FLAMAR PROGRESS - 82 RAINBOW FREEZER - 87 RAINBOW STAR.
Broken up calcutta 30 Jul 1994
Tonnage:9,873 gros
Built:1969
Type:Reefer
LR/IMO Number:6826004
ID6826004

FLAMAR PROGRESS in the River Blackwater Date: c1982.

Above:  FLAMAR PROGRESS in the River Blackwater Date: c1982.
Source: Mersea Museum / Ashley Upsher Collection

FLAMAR PROGRESS laid up in the River Blackwater. Date: 13 October 1981.

Above:  FLAMAR PROGRESS laid up in the River Blackwater. Date: 13 October 1981.
Source: Mersea Museum / Derek Sands

West Mersea Lifeboat exercise with RAF Sea King helicopter in the River Blackwater. In the background are left laid up container ship MANCHESTER VANGUARD and on the right FLAMAR PROGRESS and FLAMAR PRIDE. Date: cJanuary 1982.

Above:  West Mersea Lifeboat exercise with RAF Sea King helicopter in the River Blackwater. In the background are left laid up container ship MANCHESTER VANGUARD and on the right FLAMAR PROGRESS and FLAMAR PRIDE. Date: cJanuary 1982.
Source: Mersea Museum / Terence Smith


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