A dozen and a half boats were damaged in an incident caused by the actions of a dredging vessel. Dredger Arco Arun «drove» over the mooring line on the River Medway ( Kent County), pushing several boats against each other. The incident occurred in thick fog.
The total estimated cost of the collision was £200k: eight of the yachts lost their masts, one 35' yacht worth £30k was fully broken up, several others sustained minor injuries.
There were no injuries as a result of the incident.