Houseboat Nearly Sinks in Chiswick Quay Marina

Fire Brigade called to rescue 14 metre Dutch barge

Firefighters use elevated platform to tackle the fire

The Fire Brigade were called to the Chiswick Quay Marina this Thursday morning (21 October) after a houseboat started to sink.

A 14m Dutch barge was submerged and was obstructing another boat from moving.

Crews pumped water from the vessel and moved and secured both boats to a place of safety.

There were no people involved and no one was injured.

The Brigade was called at 10.59am and the incident was over for firefighters within two hours. Three fire engines from Richmond, Acton and Hammersmith fire stations and two fire rescue units from Heston and Battersea fire stations were at the scene.


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October 22, 2021