TALL ship Pelican of London made an impressive arrival into Dartmouth Harbour last Saturday afternoon – with the crew singing sea shanties from the masts’ yards.

The ship, owned by charity Seas Your Future, turned heads with her yards fully manned by the Ocean College students.

Adrian Ragbourne , the charity’s CEO, said: “The visit to Dartmouth was a huge success, and it was great to see plenty of people giving her a welcoming wave on her arrival. Thank you to everyone who came to see her. The students thoroughly enjoyed their time in Dartmouth, and we can’t wait to return back in the future.”

The ship left Dartmouth on Monday to complete her six-month Ocean College voyage in Emden.

Adrian added: “The Pelican of London provides sailing experience with an alternative form of learning for all young people, encouraging equality, inclusiveness, and passion, through adventure and challenge.

“The Ship is currently towards the end of a six-month transatlantic voyage with students from German company Ocean College. For six months of the year Ocean College turns the Pelican of London into a traveling classroom for high school students and gap years.”

The Pelican will enter the harbour/river with the yards manned, which will be a spectacular sight to see, and the students are planned to be sing some traditional sea shanties on arrival and during their time in Dartmouth.