The largest boat to come into London’s West India Dock has arrived in Docklands for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The cruise ship MS Deutschland is 175m long and only fits into the lock with inches to spare.
Teams from West India Dock’s owner, the Canal & River Trust, and the Thames’ Port of London Authority, worked together to bring the vessel in safely to her berth in South Quay, West India Dock.
– Gareth Stephens, Harbour and waterspace manager
During the Olympics, West India Dock is going to be at its busiest since its days as a trading port. The docks are truly coming back to life and by 27 July you’ll see cruise ships, super yachts and large sailing ships here, on the doorstep of London’s new business district. We believe this summer will showcase London's docks as a great location for visiting vessels in the future.