Serious Accident on the Thames

Rod has just told me:

“There’s been a serious accident on the river just by Greenwich Pier – 4 or 5 ¬†fire engines, paramedics, emergency ambulances police, helicopters etc. I thought there had been an accident on the Cutty Sark site, but a fireman told my that a tug collided with a small boat, with three people in the water. As of about 30 minutes ago, two had been rescued but the third could not be found. That’s all I know…..”

Blimey. God, I hope he’s okay. We always tend to think the river is more benign that it really is…

7 Comments to “Serious Accident on the Thames”

  1. rod says:

    a tragedy if the third person is lost, only a week after that young man lost his life in the accident with the Woolwich ferry.
    The river is not always benign.

  2. Robert Number 16 says:

    Shortly before 11.00am two tugs one pulling one pushing large pontoon .large pontoon struck large bouy (where “the world” moors) out of control pontoon hit rear tug flipping it over .It sank in about 5 seconds. two men saved at this time one man missing.

  3. Lynn says:

    Does anyone know the name of the tug??

  4. DaveH48 says:

    Helicopters were buzzing around for ages but all has now gone quiet. Heres hoping that means they’ve found the crewman save and well.

  5. Ems says:

    Doesn’t look good i’m afraid. See @TowerRNLI on twitter or facebook.