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Swamping Safety Database

Details of incident 39

Swamping record

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Date 16 May 2003
Location Brussels canal
Water Temperature 25-30 C
Boat(s) involved 4+
Boat Construction Open old style wooden Stampfli
Outcome Extremities feeling chilled by the time they reached safety. 
Description Swamped by wash from a barge boat submerged to crew waist/chest height. Crew managed to continue to row 600m in 20 min to safety.


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