SS Princess Irene

National Grid Grain LNG considered the potential raising of the SS Princess Irene that sank off the Isle of Grain, in the Medway Estuary, in 1915. The vessel is not a war grave but it is now completely covered by sediment.

Working alongside other specialist consultancies Greengage provided an environmental scope of works, associated costs and programme implications to identify the best, realistic and worst case scenarios based on the environmental information and studies carried out to date within the area.

A desk based study and EIA appraisal were carried out to establish the potential environmental effects, scope of works and methodology required to assesses such effects.An appraisal to identify the environmental scope of work involved in salvaging SS Princess Irene, the minelayer that suffered a catastrophic internal explosion in 1915.