Thames Boat Tour Service Suspended After Fire

A River Thames boat tour operator has suspended all operations after a fire broke out on one of its vessels.

Emergency services and a passing tourist boat rescued some 30 people from the London Duck Tours boat on Sunday afternoon. The cause of the fire is not yet known but the company have said that all water tours will remain suspended until a full investigation has been completed.

According to reports, one of the rescued passengers spoke of difficulties in getting life jackets out of their packets.

A statement published on the company's website reads: "The company acknowledges the distressing situation experienced by our passengers.

"Until the cause is established, the company will not be operating on the river and should technical or safety modifications be required to our fleet, these will be introduced prior to the service recommencing."


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