Pennine Waterways News

Monday, 12 May 2014

Tinsley Locks closed after boat sinks

The Tinsley Lock flight on the Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation was closed on Friday after a boat had sunk in the deep lock (7/8).

The Canal and River Trust staff attempted to recover the boat, but were not successful. It was decided to try a different way of raising the vessel using support from divers. Because of the complicated nature of the recovery of the boat, the divers have requested specialist equipment which is due to arrive tomorrow (Tuesday). Therefore, the recovery operation will now take place tomorrow.

An update will be issued when the canal has re-opened.

Update Tuesday 13th May, 5:00 pm:
The boat has now been recovered. The site is being cleared and the locks will re-open to navigation at 8.00 am tomorrow (Wednesday).

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