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Flotilla prepares to leave

Tall ship in Tilbury Credit: ITV Meridian

The Thalassa is 1 of 14 tall ships which are setting sail for London to join in the Olympic celebrations. The ships will leave in convoy from Tilbury in Kent at 10am. They will cruise up and down the River Thames during the games.

Some of the Meridian team enjoy the sunshine before setting off on a Tall Ship to London 2012 Credit: ITV Meridian

Flotilla of boats for Weymouth fishermen

The Purbeck Isle sank 10 miles south of Portland Bill Credit: ITV Meridian

Family and friends of the three fishermen who died when their boat sank off the coast of Weymouth have sailed to the wreck site. David McFarlane, 35, Jack Craig, 21, and Robert Prowse, 20, failed to return on May 17th. The body of Skipper, David McFarlane was found the following day.