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Coldest Journey ship arrives at London Bridge

British explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes stands in front of a projection that shows the route of the Coldest Journey on Earth.
British explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes stands in front of a projection that shows the route of the Coldest Journey on Earth. Credit: PA

The Coldest Journey's ice-strengthened expedition ship, the SA Agulhas, is arriving this afternoon at approximately 3pm to moor alongside the HMS Belfast at London Bridge. She is big, red and has Seeing is Believing written along each side.

The Coldest Journey expedition, led by explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes, aims to complete the first ever transantarctic crossing during the polar winter, whilst raising money for Seeing is Believing, a charity tackling blindness.

The ship will be moored at London Bridge until 6 December, when she departs destined for South Africa where she will be met by Sir Ranulph Fiennes.

Special venue for veterans' lunch

Veterans from the D-Day landings are being hosted at a lunch on board HMS Belfast today.

The ship has only recently been re-opened to the public after the gangway collapsed into the River Thames in November 2011.

HMS Belfast.
HMS Belfast re-opened to the public last month. Credit: London Tonight.
Chains on the deck of the ship.
Chains on the deck of the ship. Credit: London Tonight.
Guns.
A close-up of the ship's arsenal. Credit: London Tonight.

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