Master Forgets to Raise River Ferry Bow Ramp

The Scotsman
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Clydelink River Ferry: Photo courtesy of Clydelink

A ferry operator escapes prosecution after a vessel flooded when its bow ramp was left open as it crossed Scotland's  River Clyde.

The potential disaster happened as the Clydelink-operated Renfrew ferry was crossing the river between Renfrew and Yoker in Glasgow with its bow access door ramp open, reports 'The Scotsman'.

Those on board were forced to scramble to the far end of the boat or jump on to seats after it started taking in water.
The incident, which involved the Island Trader on a Sunday afternoon service in June 2011, is reported to have led to the ferry’s skipper switching off the engines and activating its pumps.

But the case has now been closed by prosecutors, angering some passengers, despite a report into the incident being sent to the procurator fiscal by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

Source: The Scotsman

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