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Ocean Defender

A converted 111' (34 m) wooden Norwegian whaling vessel,  built in 1921.

She is used as a floating laboratory and rescue centre for oil and pollution operated by Earthkind, the National Welfare and Environmental Charity.

The Ocean Defender was used to broadcast a re-creation of  Radio London (operating under a Restricted Service Licence) between  17th December 1997 and  13th January 1998 from St Katherine’s Dock in London

Ocean Defender

Photo: Offshore Radio Guide

Thanks to Martin van der Ven for allowing us to use some additional information from the Broadcasting Fleet section of the Offshore Radio Guide  in this Gallery

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