20 August 2011

Tragedy on the Thames

Some sad news to report.

On 12th August a tug called the Chiefton owned by a Gravesend based company capsized and sank in the River Thames whilst towing the crane barge Skyline (pictured above).

One of the three crew aboard was lost. His body was recovered from the river on Tuesday.

The Port of London Authority, Health and Safety Executive and Marine Accident Investigation Bureau are currently looking into the circumstances of the tragedy.

Early speculation is that the barge rode over the Chiefton causing her to capsize.

No comments:

Post a Comment