The LV18 has become Pirate BBC Essex three times in the past dozen years, 2004, 2007 & 2009.
The first two occasions, the LV18 was moored off Harwich and access to the vessel was by small boat! In 2009, however, the vessel was finally allowed alongside Ha’Penny Pier.
Two years earlier …. in the River Stour
Back in 2004, off the Essex Coast