post lockdown maintenance tips - June 17, 2020River Canal Rescue offer us some advice on boat maintenance following the exceptionally long period that your boat may have been idle during the lockdown.
listed canal bridge damaged by motorist - May 7, 2020A listed canal bridge was damaged by a motorist at the weekend, leading Canal & River Trust to call on motorists to take greater care when crossing canals
river canal rescue launches midi bilgeaway filter - April 27, 2020River Canal Rescue (RCR) has extended its range of Bilgeaway filters with the addition of a new smaller midi filter, suitable for boat owners who have little or no bilge pollution, but want peace of mind they will not pollute the waterways if anything does happen.
rescue of river soar narrowboat - March 23, 2020River Canal Rescue will be raising the capsized narrowboat at Barrow, on the River Soar, on Wednesday 25 March. Torrential rain and surging water caused the boat to break its moorings, sending it down river to bridge 30 where it became wedged. Story update with photos by Mike Brown.
aftermath of the storms - March 11, 2020Since the beginning of the year, storms Brendan, Ciara, Dennis and Jorge have battered the UK, causing problems for boat owners across the inland waterway network.
de-winterising tips - March 3, 2020As we shake off the cold weather and begin to embrace warmer climes, the changes in temperature signal the start of the boating season and with it a need to de-winterise your boat.
new year resolutions - January 1, 2020Over a 12 month period, RCR logged 292 call-outs, around 24 a month, as ‘environmental near-misses’ or pollution incidents. These were typically fuel, oil, coolant and antifreeze leaks into bilges caused by cracked filter pipes, spills into the engine bay, battery acid spillage and contaminated bilges.
coping with rising and falling water levels - December 3, 2019River Canal Rescue (RCR) reminds boaters how to cope with suddenly rising and falling water levels. At the end of October, RCR was called to assist six stranded or precariously positioned boats at risk of capsize across the country; one of which was passed onto the emergency services to recover, due to the boat being inaccessible and the owner at risk if he remained on board.