Take your fenders up!

Published: Friday, 28 April 2023

A BOAT was wedged yesterday in a lock on the new line with its fenders down.

The boat became wedged yesterday, Thursday, in Factory Top Lock (1) on the New Mainline at Tipton, Keith Gudgin reports.

Attempting to free

This of course means the locks are closed for navigation and though a team is on site attempting to free the boat, as yet there is no intimation of this having occurred.

On some locks notices are displayed advising fenders to be taken up, but not at this lock.