Humber Flotilla sets sail to mark Diamond Jubilee - updates
Big crowds on both sides of the Humber estuary have been enjoying the Diamond Jubilee flotilla.
Dozens of boats set sail from St Andrew's Quay this evening, led by a Sea King helicopter and tugs spraying water cannons.
The Franks family watched the flotilla pass under the Humber Bridge after enjoying a picnic on the bank of the river.
Mum Sally, from Hessle, said: "I think the flotilla was fabulous. We watched the queen's flotilla on the Thames on tv yesterday and came to watch our own today. It has been wonderful."
Daughter Emma, 9, agreed. She said: "The boats shooting the water were fantastic"
7.15pm: Lots of people on the Barton foreshore waiting for the return of the flotilla.
6.20pm: The tugs leading the way have impressed the crowds with their water cannon salute. Stunning weather here now.
6.15pm: An RAF rescue helicopter has entertained the crowds.
6.10pm: Quite a gathering of ships, decked out in red, white and blue, says Lucy. The flotilla includes more than 30 vessels.
5.50pm: Lucy Lyon, at Hessle Foreshore, says big crowds are lining the Humber bank waving Union Flags. Quite an atmosphere.
5.40pm: Barton People's Rob Sellars, reporting for us from the Humber Bridge, says a good crowd has gathered to watch the flotilla.
5.30pm: Dozens of vessels are mustering on the Humber to take part in a grand flotilla to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
Crowds are gathering to cheer the parade, which is due to set sail from St Andrew's Quay, west Hull, at around 6pm.
ABP's Humber Charter will leade the parade, which will set off to the sounds of the hooters and sirens from P&O Ferries and other ships on the docks of Hull.
Many well-known Humber heritage vessels are taking part, including Kellingly, Phyllis and Sobriety. The 8-metre 1920 Olympic gold medal winner Ierne, which featured on the Griff Rhys Jones TV show "Rivers", will also be taking part.
Local pleasure craft from clubs and organisations from around the Humber will also be joining the flotilla.
Each vessel will recieve a commemorative certififacte of the event, with one vesssel also receiving a framed chart of the Humber drawn by Admiral William Bligh RN, master of the Bounty.
The event recreated a flotilla held in 1897 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Queen Victoria's reign.
It is due to sail under the Humber Bridge to Brough before crossing the river and returning to Barton, via South Ferriby.