On 22 March the former British Army Landing Craft Ardennes (L4001) was towed away from Lowestoft for scrapping. The LCL was decommissioned in 1998 and has spent her time since then moored at Lake Lothing, Lowestoft gradually deteriorating. She was towed away by the Dutch tug Bever, assisted by the local tug Ems Defender at the stern, and was taken to Ghent for scrapping.
Landing Craft Logistic (LCL), operated by the Royal Logistic Corps (RLC), were taken out of service In 1998 following a defence review. The other LCL which has been at Lowestoft, Arakan (L4003), will also be going to Ghent for scrap soon.