Crane to remove capsized narrowboat today

The capsized narrowboat in Lock 11. Credit: ITV News/Robert Murphy

Attempts will be made today to move the narrowboat that has been blocking the Kennet and Avon Canal near Widcombe in Bath since Saturday.

Lock 11 has been closed since the barge capsized. The Canal and River Trust say a crane will begin work this morning. Three million litres of water will need to be drained.

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Narrowboat rescued from Kennet and Avon Canal

A hired narrowboat which capsized in a lock on the Kennet and Avon canal near Bath is being moved by crane. The lock will reopen on Friday 21 March at 10am.