Floating bar and restaurant sinks in Thames after party boat rocked by storm

Floating bar and restaurant sinks in Thames after party boat rocked by storm

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George Bunn

By George Bunn

Published: 04/01/2024

- 22:23

Updated: 05/01/2024

- 08:23

It comes as the Met Office has issued a weather warning

A party boat which acts as a floating bar, restaurant and nightclub has sunk in the Thames as stormy conditions lash the country.

The boat was moored at Temple Pier on the River Thames in London.

It comes as a yellow weather warning for rain was issued by the Met Office, covering London and the south of England, until 3am on Friday.

A spokesperson for the Bar & Co boat, which was moored at Temple Pier, told the PA news agency: "Likely it sunk because of weather conditions."

a sinking ship

The mast of the Bar & Co boat, which was moored at Temple Pier juts from the water after the London party boat


The Port of London Authority has advised vessels to pass Temple Pier with "great caution".

The coastguard told Sky News "the alarm was raised at about 12.30pm" and "everyone is accounted for".

Meanwhile, Britons in multiple areas of the country are being evacuated by emergency services.

Nottinghamshire County Council warned peaks of the River Trent could come close to the highest on record since 2000.



The mast of the Bar & Co boat,


A number of roads in Nottinghamshire have been closed and flood alerts remain in place after the council's tactical co-ordination group met today.

Firefighters have also rushed to evacuate a static residential park in Radcliffe.

Nottinghamshire County Council Cabinet member for environment said: "I think at the moment they (Environment Agency) seem to be anticipating 5.5m, which is the same level as in November 2000 when the last really bad flooding took place."

A total of 35 flood warnings have been issued across Nottinghamshire.

There is also disruption on public transport in the South, with trains being delayed.

No trains were operating between Reading and Basingstoke, Reading and Westbury, nor Reading and Gatwick, due to flooding on the tracks.

Surface water on many roads has hindered drivers, as train passengers line up for taxis outside the station.

Heavy rain in the South will ease and clear into eastern England overnight, while strong winds will briefly affect the South East.

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