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A very sad sight indeed.



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I have recently heard from several sources that the port wont allow the galleon to enter the port unless it is insured.
Insurance is rumoured to be somewhere in the region of £30000.
Unless a way can be found around this, she wont be going anywhere.

Andy

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I think this next question is going ot be self answering

She is on the river, so she needs a toll?
When was the last time her toll was paid and why has the BA sat doing nothing for so long?
Don't go after speeders, don't go after non toll payers, ahh must be easier to go after things like planning permission maybe?
Or do the BA management get paid to sit on their hands, wring them in public and then raise tolls all round becuase of their inefficiency in not collecting tolls in the first place?


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The ship is owned by a company that has ceased trading. The vessel is now abandoned. Who do you collect a toll off?

My suggestion is that if the BA are going to back-fill the Wherry Dykes in Oulton Dyke then the Golden galleon could be towed down there and sunk, and then buried in the spoil off Oulton Broad, if and when they do dredge it. Doubtless there will be some rule that prevents that, even though it was once common practice on the Broads of old.

Jenny Morgan,
Being the name of my boat and the generic name applied to the flag atop of a Norfolk Wherry mast, unique to Broadland. Now you know!

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If the company has ceased traing then why was the vessel not seized / removed when the tolls were not paid?
If it belonged to a company which is no longer there / trading then there would not have been a prolonged legal proceeding would there in getting it removed?
Unless of course in the winding up of the company the assets were awarded to an individual, in which case you have a person to collect tolls off.

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According to the article in the EDP, the boat was owned by a British Virgin Island company called Fairmile B. According to Companies House records in here there was a company trading as Fairmile B that changed its name to Princess Cruisers Ltd and is based out of Loddon. The boatyard is owned by a British Virgin Islands company called Parker Moles which is partially owned by another British Virgin Islands company called Orangetree Properties. Princess Cruisers is in liquidation.

EDP also mentioned the name of the owner as Martin Furner, I backtracked on him, he was declared bankrupt in 2002 in the Southend District Court and as yet has not been discharged which is very unusual. According to his filings in Companies House, he was living in France. John Bradford was also mentioned by the EDP as looking after the boat for the owner, his trading name was until recently Princess Cruisers although the name of the Limited company is Lizoria Ltd, (more recently also in liquidation).

John Bradford's brother-in-law is Ray Hollocks,  he either runs (or certainly use to run) the Beauchamps Arms, Surlingham Ferry, Mister T and the Berney Arms pubs. I thought he had a pub in Loddon as well. I saw the Golden Galleon several times moored at the Beauchamp Arms for an extended period some years ago before the pub went markedly downhill and I stopped going there.

As to boat tolls, the EDP mentioned last year that there were several thousand in unpaid tolls as well as costs associated with the fire brigade pumping the boat out when it nearly sank in 2005.

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I also heard the same rumor as AJB, it gets worse when you think about it, how would you tow the Galleon through the swing bridge at Great Yarmouth without endangering the bridge? Clearly according to the pictures that can be found on the webb I found, she does not have working engines.

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Is she actually floating, or sitting in the silt at the moment?

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Hi Richard,

Good question, I thought given the proximity to the Reedham Ferry she was floating but nothing is certain at this point.

I do  know that there was a initiative to donate her to the Sea Scouts and she was floating then but the owner refused to sign  her over. I believe the intent was she be based at the Berney Arms.


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