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TUG SINKS IN RIVER THAMES

Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:11 pm
by Francis GIB

Re: TUG SINKS IN RIVER THAMES

Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:33 pm
by Doxford Diesel
More here.

Re: TUG SINKS IN RIVER THAMES

Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 5:23 pm
by Francis GIB
Search for the missing crew member has now been called off.

http://www.london24.com/news/update_riv ... n_1_992799

Re: TUG SINKS IN RIVER THAMES

Posted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 7:14 am
by Angus Mac Kinnon
Dark day for the River Thames yesterday with the capsizing of the tug CHIEFTAIN near Greenwich when towing a crane barge, and the loss of her engineer.

Second fatal incident in a week on the River. A reminder of the constant danger always present.

Re: TUG SINKS IN RIVER THAMES

Posted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 10:56 am
by Bill Harvey
Just for the record and no criticism, but the casualty name has been wrongly spelled in the media and the error also carried over on some other sites.

Owned by Palmer of Gravesend, it is spelled CHIEFTON rather than the normal CHIEFTAIN, so an easy mistake to make.

Bill

Re: TUG SINKS IN RIVER THAMES

Posted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 5:19 pm
by Magoonigal
Thanks Bill, helpful to have things put straight, I thought it was a totally different tug.

The Media has a lot to answer for.
Still a sad day for the ever diminishing Tug Crews of the Thames.

A River can be just as hazardous as the sea.
I think the record number of Shouts for the RNLI Crews on the Thames confirm that sad fact.