TUG SINKS IN RIVER THAMES

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TUG SINKS IN RIVER THAMES

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

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Re: TUG SINKS IN RIVER THAMES

Post by Doxford Diesel » Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:33 pm

More here.

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Re: TUG SINKS IN RIVER THAMES

Post by Francis GIB » Fri Aug 12, 2011 5:23 pm

Search for the missing crew member has now been called off.

http://www.london24.com/news/update_riv ... n_1_992799
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Re: TUG SINKS IN RIVER THAMES

Post by Angus Mac Kinnon » Sat Aug 13, 2011 7:14 am

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.
Angus Mac Kinnon

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Re: TUG SINKS IN RIVER THAMES

Post by Bill Harvey » Sat Aug 13, 2011 10:56 am

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.

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Re: TUG SINKS IN RIVER THAMES

Post by Magoonigal » Sat Aug 13, 2011 5:19 pm

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.
Paul Hood.

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