Loach is a former Medway/Thames barge which was laid up at Liverpool for a number of years. In 2010 the Mersey Lighterage co purchased the vessel to suppliment the Panary on the regular grain traffic between Liverpool and Frodsham. Perhaps thought of as a long term replacement for Panary which is still going strong at the age of 75 but still doing its job week in week out. Although there appears to be a requirement for two vessels presently on this traffic.
Canon EOS 550D, f/7.1 @ 35 mm, 1/500, ISO 200, No Flash