Research and analysis

Safety lessons: narrow boat propellers

Summary of a fatal fall from a narrow boat following contact with the canal bank highlighting potential hazards on inland waterways.


MAIB safety flyer issued September 2006

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This safety message concerns a fall from a narrow boat and subsequent entanglement in the rotating propeller. The information has been prepared for:

  • recreational craft users
  • canal and narrow boat owners
Published 1 September 2006