No information about floating ropes

Published: Wednesday, 31 January 2018

THE Canal & River Trust tell us that navigation on the Jackson's Aqueduct on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal has been reopened, but no information about the 'propeller trappers'.

These were in the form of polypropylene ropes that were mistakenly attached to sheets laid on the bottom of the aqueduct in an attempt to stop leakage, that floated and caught in boats' propellers, Keith Gudgin tells us.

Tied down or removed?

There is no intimation from the Trust as to whether or not these ropes have been tied down or removed altogether, with boaters left wondering if there is still a problem of ropes getting caught in propellers.

Is this an oversight or yet another example of the misleading stoppage notices that now seem to be the norm?