By Emily Pearce
Saturday, September 1, 2012
The yacht has a narrow escape with the chain ferry. Picture by Derek Singleton.
A YACHTSMAN had a near miss when his or her vessel almost collided with the floating bridge.
The yacht became snagged on the floating bridge chain and was quickly thrown into reverse to avoid a collision.
Onlooker Derek Singleton, who captured this picture, said there were cheers and catcalls from people waiting for the floating bridge.
He said: "The captain of the chain ferry had been sounding his horn as a warning but had to stop the ferry only a few yards from the yacht to avoid a collision, so you can imagine he was none too pleased."
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by Tom Evans
2nd September 2012, at 11:42:22
This is one take on it, but another is to acknowledge that the Cowes Harbour byelaws state the floating bridge must give way to other vessels:http://www.cowesharbourcommission.co.uk/documents/CowesHarbourByelaws.pdf
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