Have you ever rented a narrow boat? Read on...
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It seems that he failed to see Mrs Barnes on the Thames until it was too late to avoid her. It was held that his steering of the vessel "breached good seamanship and the rules of navigation". He was found 100% to blame.
Mrs Barnes awaits a decision on the level of compensation that she will receive, but it is reported that she has lost her confidence and no longer enjoys her sport. Following on from the spirit of this year's Olympics, I doubt that any amount of compensation will suffice.
Many of us have rented narrow boats, or intend to; it looks such fun. But this report is a stark reminder that narrow boats are not toys. When operated by those who are not adept at so doing, they can be potentially dangerous vehicles causing potentially serious (if not fatal) injuries.
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