Cargo ship anchored off coast is waiting to dock

Cargo ship IVS Raffles anchored off Great Yarmouth

The IVS Raffles from Singapore is waiting to enter Great Yarmouth's outer harbour and appears close to the shore. - Credit: Liz Coates

A cargo ship sitting at anchor for four days off Great Yarmouth is waiting to dock.

The IVS Raffles is cutting a large and very obvious figure close to the shore and is visible all along the coast beyond the bouncy castles, Britannia Pier and lifeguard station.

Cargo ship IVS Raffles anchored off Great Yarmouth

A bulk carrier is adding interest to the sea view in Great Yarmouth. - Credit: Liz Coates

Sailing under the flag of Singapore the ship arrived on July 6 from Dunkirk in France where she had been for three days.

Port director Richard Goffin said she was due to come into the outer harbour tomorrow (Monday July 11) to load cargo and had been waiting for another vessel to depart before entering.

Cargo ship IVS Raffles anchored off Great Yarmouth

An empty bulk carrier, IVS Raffles, sits off the beach in Great Yarmouth waiting to enter the outer harbour and load. - Credit: Liz Coates

The ship was built in 2013 and is a 180m long bulk carrier.

Great Yarmouth's seafront was busy over the weekend with the Queen's Baton Relay and Arts Festival carnival parade both staged on Saturday.

As well as entertainment and singers along the route the ship also drew interest among visitors who stopped to take photographs.