Hulks from Hull
RIVER CANAL RESCUE staff are pictured removing the first of around 20 abandoned craft from the River Hull, where they had been at risk of hindering water flow in flood conditions.
The company, which operates a boaters’ breakdown and rescue operation, has been given the job by East Riding of Yorkshire Council in support of the Council’s strategy to manage flood risk. This follows the decision by the River Hull Advisory Board that they should be removed from the river, which runs south from the Driffield Navigation to reach the Humber Estuary in Hull.
Board Chair Graham Stuart MP said the work was “part of a multi-million-pound plan to speed the flow of water down the river, which could make all the difference next time there is very heavy rainfall”.