Published: Saturday, 27 July 2019

BroadbeamBirminghamA FRIEND of mine took this picture in Birmingham last weekend of a stuck broad beam boat, writes Kevin McNiff.

The broad boat being used for marketing on the Icknield Port Loop decided to venture towards Old Turn then try to wind by Sea Life—and got stuck.

Broad beam scourge

It did not go down too well with the trip boats that had just got under way. Fortunately, it was moved, but just goes to show that even the BCN [narrow canals] is not free of the wide beam scourge. I have also seen a picture of it going under Broad Street bridge.