Friday, 31 October 2014

Broads control news - a busy half term

By Adrian Vernon, Head of Ranger Services

Things have been busy for the rangers this half term week with rescues and incidents.

A hirer accelerated away from Reedham Quay with the stern line still connected and a cleat was ripped from the vessel and struck a crew member causing minor injuries.

Two vessels have been stuck on the mud on Breydon Water and two more have run aground on the Lower Bure.

A vessel reversed into the path of a trip boat in Wroxham and the resulting collision caused serious damage to the fibreglass cruiser but there were no injuries.

Two vessels were let go at Neatishead and a hire vessel hit a moored dinghy on the River Ant.

A holiday maker stepped off his vessel at St Benet’s Abbey moorings and slipped into the water but was quickly rescued.

Breydon Bridge has gone out of action and it’s not yet clear when it will be back in service.

With the darker evening and afternoons people have been caught out and several vessels have been reported travelling after dark, so please take care!

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