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The bridge of Humber Energy Background

The John H Whitaker tanker "Humber Energy" leaves Ocean Lock, Goole on a foggy August morning in 1997 and travels down the Ouse and the Humber, passing Humber bridge to arrive at the Finger Pier, an oil jetty which is part of the enormous Immingham Oil Terminal.

Preparing to load at Immingham

After filling with 550 tonnes of red diesel, Humber Energy returns to Goole and moors overnight on the Aire and Calder canal. The following day, she passes Castleford Flood lock, the new section of the Aire & Calder through Lemonroyd lock and arrives at Fleet Wharf near Leeds to discharge her cargo into storage tanks.

The captain, Jim Pearson gives a running commentary throughout the trip and demonstrates the famous fingertip steering and raising and lowering bridge.

Humber Energy on the Ouse


  • This compilation has no commentary..
  • £ 12.00 - DVD
  • Running time: 32 mins.
  • Recorded August 1997
  • All prices include worldwide delivery.
  • Produced with support from the National Waterways Museum at Gloucester.

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The images on this page are taken from the video.