L E O   B L O C K L E Y   M E M O R I A L   C A M P A I G N
Foundation for Rowing Education logo
Cold Water Survival
Hypothermia Guidelines
Buoyancy Tests
Accident Database
Retro-fitting Guidelines
FISA Safety Recommendations
RoSPA Safety Review

Swamping Safety Database

Details of incident 76

Swamping record

back to listing

Date Late 2002
Location Canal, Brussels
Water Temperature Probably quite warm
Boat(s) involved 4x
Boat Construction MPS, sealed underseat compartments
Outcome Crew were able to row back to the pontoon within 2-3 minutes of the incident, hampered only by the continuing heavy swell. 
Description Boat had just left the pontoon, hit by wash from tug used to push large barges. Although totally swamped, boat remained buoyant with oarlocks well clear of the water.

© Copyright 2001-2011 Leo Blockley Memorial Campaign. Website by Alex Taylor and Caroline Smith [ 1245750 visitors ]