Sinking of Patafea Pecosa

Allan Richards made this Freedom of Information request to Canal & River Trust

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The request was partially successful.

Dear Canal & River Trust,

I refer to your Customer Service Standards (minimum safety standards) and also your previous standards adopted from British Waterways. Both state -

'Lock chambers and gates are free of protrusions / indentations that could snag boats. Gates are fendered.'

I also refer the incident where narrowboat Patafea Pecosa sank on 10th August 2012 at Bank Newton Lock (40) on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal after hanging up on a lock wall protrusion -

http://www.narrowboatworld.com/index.php...

Please provide the following information -

1) Annual Inspections(AI) reports over the last 10 years.

2) Principal Inspection (PI) reports over the last 10 years.

3) The latest Lock Gate Inspection (LGI).

4) The latest Length Inspection (LI).

5) Any 'near miss' (or similar incident reports) related to boats hanging up in this lock over the last 10 years.

6) Any recorded information related to the Lock 40 site visit in June 2013 by Tony Stammers.

7) Any recorded communication between the Trust and HSE related to the incident.

8) Any recorded information that indicates remedial action to repair the lock wall would be taken.

9) Any recorded information that indicates that such work was carried out.

Yours faithfully,

Allan Richards

Information Request, Canal & River Trust

Dear Mr Richards,

Many thanks for your request regarding the sinking of Patafea Pecosa. I can confirm we have received this request and shall respond within, and no later than 20 working days. Please just treat this as an acknowledgement of your request.

In the meantime if you have any other queries please do not hesitate to get in contact.

Kind regards,

Frazer Halcrow
Information Officer Assistant

T 01908 351962 M 07584 115258 Ext 1162

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Canal & River Trust, First Floor North, Station House, 500 Elder Gate, Milton Keynes, MK9 1BB

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Dear Canal & River Trust,

I refer to my request 'Sinking of Patafea Pecosa' made on 23 November.

By law you are required to reply promptly and in any case no later than 22 December.

I am reminding you because staff may be on holiday prior to the Christmas period.

Yours faithfully,

Allan Richards

Information Request, Canal & River Trust

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Dear Mr Richards,

 

Please see attached the final correspondence in relation to question 7.

 

Kind regards,

 

Frazer Halcrow

Information Officer Assistant

 

T 01908 351962     M 07584 115258     Ext 1162

 

Follow @canalrivertrust from the Canal & River Trust on Twitter

 

Please visit our website to find out more about the Canal & River Trust
and download our ‘Shaping our Future document' on the About Us page.

 

Canal & River Trust, First Floor North, Station House, 500 Elder Gate,
Milton Keynes, MK9 1BB

 

 

 

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miles of waterways in England and Wales. Get involved, join us - Visit /
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Canal & River Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee
registered in England & Wales with company number 7807276 and charity
number 1146792. Registered office address First Floor North, Station
House, 500 Elder Gate, Milton Keynes MK9 1BB.

Elusen newydd yw Glandŵr Cymru sy’n gofalu am 2,000 o filltiroedd o
ddyfrffyrdd yng Nghymru a Lloegr. Cymerwch ran, ymunwch â ni - Ewch i
Rhoddion a Gwirfoddoli yn www.glandwrcymru.org.uk

Mae Glandŵr Cymru yn gwmni cyfyngedig drwy warant a gofrestrwyd yng
Nghymru a Lloegr gyda rhif cwmni 7807276 a rhif elusen gofrestredig
1146792. Swyddfa gofrestredig: First Floor North, Station House, 500 Elder
Gate, Milton Keynes MK9 1BB.

Information Request, Canal & River Trust

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Dear Mr Richards,

 

Please see the attached documents in relation to questions 3, 4, 5 and 6.

 

Kind regards,

 

Frazer Halcrow

Information Officer Assistant

 

T 01908 351962     M 07584 115258     Ext 1162

 

Follow @canalrivertrust from the Canal & River Trust on Twitter

 

Please visit our website to find out more about the Canal & River Trust
and download our ‘Shaping our Future document' on the About Us page.

 

Canal & River Trust, First Floor North, Station House, 500 Elder Gate,
Milton Keynes, MK9 1BB

 

 

 

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The Canal & River Trust is a new charity entrusted with the care of 2,000
miles of waterways in England and Wales. Get involved, join us - Visit /
Donate / Volunteer at www.canalrivertrust.org.uk - Sign up for our
newsletter at www.canalrivertrust.org.uk/newsletter

Canal & River Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee
registered in England & Wales with company number 7807276 and charity
number 1146792. Registered office address First Floor North, Station
House, 500 Elder Gate, Milton Keynes MK9 1BB.

Elusen newydd yw Glandŵr Cymru sy’n gofalu am 2,000 o filltiroedd o
ddyfrffyrdd yng Nghymru a Lloegr. Cymerwch ran, ymunwch â ni - Ewch i
Rhoddion a Gwirfoddoli yn www.glandwrcymru.org.uk

Mae Glandŵr Cymru yn gwmni cyfyngedig drwy warant a gofrestrwyd yng
Nghymru a Lloegr gyda rhif cwmni 7807276 a rhif elusen gofrestredig
1146792. Swyddfa gofrestredig: First Floor North, Station House, 500 Elder
Gate, Milton Keynes MK9 1BB.

Information Request, Canal & River Trust

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Dear Mr Richards,

 

Apologies it appears my first email did not send due to size but the
second and third emails should have been successfully received. Further to
your initial request of 23^rd November and our subsequent acknowledgement
of 24^th November, please see the below responses to your request. The
attachments were originally sent across three emails, the first of which
did not send due to size. Therefore, the documents in relation to
questions 1 and 2 will be sent across two emails now.  

 

1) Annual Inspections(AI) reports over the last 10 years.

Please see the attached documents, these are detailed with ‘Q1’ at the
beginning (the first five documents are attached here).

 

2) Principal Inspection (PI) reports over the last 10 years.

Please see the attached documents, these are detailed with ‘Q2’ at the
beginning.

 

3) The latest Lock Gate Inspection (LGI).

Please see the attached, this document will follow in the second email due
to size and is detailed with ‘Q3’ at the beginning.

 

4) The latest Length Inspection (LI).

Please see the attached, this document will follow in the second email due
to size and is detailed with ‘Q4’ at the beginning.

 

5) Any 'near miss' (or similar incident reports) related to boats hanging
up in this lock over the last 10 years.

Please see the attached, this document will follow in the second email due
to size and is detailed with ‘Q5’ at the beginning.

 

6) Any recorded information related to the Lock 40 site visit in June 2013
by Tony Stammers.

Please see the attached, this document will follow in the second email due
to size and is detailed with ‘Q6’ at the beginning.

 

7) Any recorded communication between the Trust and HSE related to the
incident.

Please see the attached, these documents will follow in the third email
due to size and are detailed with ‘Q7’ at the beginning. Please note that
some information has been removed as it constitutes the personal data of
other individuals so is exempt from disclosure under Section 40(2) Freedom
of Information Act 2000. 

 

8) Any recorded information that indicates remedial action to repair the
lock wall would be taken.

There is no recorded information held by the Trust in relation to this
point.

 

9) Any recorded information that indicates that such work was carried out.

There is not recorded information held by the Trust in relation to this
point.

 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the
right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be
submitted within two months of the date of this email and should be sent
by email to [1][email address] or by post to
Information Officer, Legal Department, Canal & River Trust, First Floor
North, Station House, 500 Elder Gate, Milton Keynes, MK9 1BB. Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.
You are also able to contact the Information Commissioner by telephoning
0303 123 1113 although please note they would usually expect you to have
gone through our internal review procedure before contacting them.

 

Kind regards,

 

Frazer Halcrow

Information Officer Assistant

 

T 01908 351962     M 07584 115258     Ext 1162

 

Follow @canalrivertrust from the Canal & River Trust on Twitter

 

Please visit our website to find out more about the Canal & River Trust
and download our ‘Shaping our Future document' on the About Us page.

 

Canal & River Trust, First Floor North, Station House, 500 Elder Gate,
Milton Keynes, MK9 1BB

 

 

 

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The Canal & River Trust is a new charity entrusted with the care of 2,000
miles of waterways in England and Wales. Get involved, join us - Visit /
Donate / Volunteer at www.canalrivertrust.org.uk - Sign up for our
newsletter at www.canalrivertrust.org.uk/newsletter

Canal & River Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee
registered in England & Wales with company number 7807276 and charity
number 1146792. Registered office address First Floor North, Station
House, 500 Elder Gate, Milton Keynes MK9 1BB.

Elusen newydd yw Glandŵr Cymru sy’n gofalu am 2,000 o filltiroedd o
ddyfrffyrdd yng Nghymru a Lloegr. Cymerwch ran, ymunwch â ni - Ewch i
Rhoddion a Gwirfoddoli yn www.glandwrcymru.org.uk

Mae Glandŵr Cymru yn gwmni cyfyngedig drwy warant a gofrestrwyd yng
Nghymru a Lloegr gyda rhif cwmni 7807276 a rhif elusen gofrestredig
1146792. Swyddfa gofrestredig: First Floor North, Station House, 500 Elder
Gate, Milton Keynes MK9 1BB.

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Information Request, Canal & River Trust

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Dear Mr Richards,

 

Please see attached further documents in relation to questions 1 and 2.

 

These are the final documents.

 

Kind regards,

 

Frazer Halcrow

Information Officer Assistant

 

T 01908 351962     M 07584 115258     Ext 1162

 

Follow @canalrivertrust from the Canal & River Trust on Twitter

 

Please visit our website to find out more about the Canal & River Trust
and download our ‘Shaping our Future document' on the About Us page.

 

Canal & River Trust, First Floor North, Station House, 500 Elder Gate,
Milton Keynes, MK9 1BB

 

 

 

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The Canal & River Trust is a new charity entrusted with the care of 2,000
miles of waterways in England and Wales. Get involved, join us - Visit /
Donate / Volunteer at www.canalrivertrust.org.uk - Sign up for our
newsletter at www.canalrivertrust.org.uk/newsletter

Canal & River Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee
registered in England & Wales with company number 7807276 and charity
number 1146792. Registered office address First Floor North, Station
House, 500 Elder Gate, Milton Keynes MK9 1BB.

Elusen newydd yw Glandŵr Cymru sy’n gofalu am 2,000 o filltiroedd o
ddyfrffyrdd yng Nghymru a Lloegr. Cymerwch ran, ymunwch â ni - Ewch i
Rhoddion a Gwirfoddoli yn www.glandwrcymru.org.uk

Mae Glandŵr Cymru yn gwmni cyfyngedig drwy warant a gofrestrwyd yng
Nghymru a Lloegr gyda rhif cwmni 7807276 a rhif elusen gofrestredig
1146792. Swyddfa gofrestredig: First Floor North, Station House, 500 Elder
Gate, Milton Keynes MK9 1BB.

Dear Canal & River Trust,

Thank you for your response.

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Canal & River Trust's handling of my FOI request 'Sinking of Patafea Pecosa'.

I refer to part 7 of my request - Any recorded communication between the Trust and HSE related to the
incident.

I understand that the Trust has not provided all the documents held relating to this part of my request.

Can I ask that the reviewing officer to provides them.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/s...

Yours faithfully,

Allan Richards

Information Request, Canal & River Trust

Dear Mr Richards,

Many thanks for your email requesting an internal review into the handling of your request regarding the sinking of Patafea Pecosa. I can confirm that this request has been received by the Trust and shall be dealt with in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000. We shall issue a response within and no later than 20 working days, please just treat this as an acknowledgement email.

If you have any queries in the meantime please do not hesitate to get in contact using the above reference.

Kind regards,

Frazer Halcrow
Information Officer Assistant

T 01908 351962 M 07584 115258 Ext 1162

Follow @canalrivertrust from the Canal & River Trust on Twitter

Please visit our website to find out more about the Canal & River Trust and download our ‘Shaping our Future document' on the About Us page.

Canal & River Trust, First Floor North, Station House, 500 Elder Gate, Milton Keynes, MK9 1BB

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Information Request, Canal & River Trust

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Dear Mr Richards

Thank you for your email requesting an internal review. I have revisited the response to your FOI and enquired as to any further communication that may have been missed. I have obtained three further communications that were not included in the initial response. I attach the documents to this response.

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request for an internal review then you are able to contact the Information Commissioner by telephoning 0303 123 1113

Andy Glyde
Governance, Assurance & Risk Manager, Canal & River Trust,

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