Tuesday, November 29, 2011

HMS Belfast Gangway Collapses, 2 Injured 170 Evacuated - 29th Nov 2011

Two workmen were rushed to hospital after a gangway leading to the warship HMS Belfast collapsed, plunging into the Thames.

More than 100 people on board had to be evacuated in small boats following the incident at the World War Two tourist attraction which is moored on London's south bank between London Bridge and Tower Bridge.

The embankment near the ship was cordoned off with barriers to prevent people getting too close as an RNLI lifeboat from Tower Lifeboat Station scoured the river for any further casualties.

The walkway, which is made from metal scaffolding and covered with tarpaulin, could be seen partially submerged in the water. Read More