Safety gates inspected by divers

Published: Wednesday, 03 July 2024

DIVERS have inspected two safety gates on the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal.

DiverLlanfoist mbankmentThis saves having to drain the section of canal causing disruption for boaters, as the navigation didn't have to be dammed and drained.

So divers have taken to the water of the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal as Canal & River Trust carries out inspections of safety gates at Llanfoist Embankment.

Protection of the canal

The embankment, which is located between Llanfoist Wharf and Govilon Wharf, features two sets of safety gates which are used for maintenance and protection of the canal. The work has been undertaken ahead of planned winter works on this section of the canal.

A specialist dive team from Sea Lift Diving took to the water to inspect the gates and discovered they needed replacing, so new gates will be manufactured and fitted during the winter works.