"Our contractors only finished repairing the damage from the last pier strike [in September] two days ago and now this happens. The pilot trip to Southend Pier in 2017 sold out and suggested the service would be viable. Magistrates chair Ian Kirby dismissed defence claims that the crash occurred after a "momentary lapse of concentration", telling Smith "you should have been aware". 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A look at Southend pier after several of its supports have been damaged by a Dutch vessel which crashed into it . Tags. US election results: Trump sues as path to victory over Biden narrows, US Election 2020: Results and exit poll in maps and charts. Election results: The story so far... VideoElection results: The story so far... Church pastor a career con artist. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. After the night of drama in which trains and boats rescued people, a light aircraft "bombed" the flames with water and hard-pressed firemen called in firefighting tugs, the inquiry began. A fisherman has been fined after his boat hit an Essex pier, causing £113,000 worth of damage. Southend Pier has been closed as of Tuesday the 6th of September 2011, as a result of an impact by a barge. Mr Jarvis, member for culture and tourism, said a decision would be made on when the attraction would reopen to the public, once it was known what repairs were needed. It's almost unbelievable.". Get involved with the news in your community, This website and associated newspapers adhere to the Independent Press Standards Organisation's Editors' Code of Practice. In September a barge was blown into the pier during high Newsquest Media Group Ltd, Loudwater Mill, Station Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. In pictures: Trump and Biden through the years, Rescuers rush to save beached pilot whales. US election 2020: Why do different news sites have different tallies? VideoChurch pastor a career con artist, Tech to spot sailor’s mood in tough global race. A year later another fire broke out in the pier's bowling alley, and in 1978 the railway was forced to close for safety reasons. Southend Pier has been closed as of Tuesday the 6th of September 2011, as a result of an impact by a barge. Two firemen were injured in the huge fire. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Turning its back on the island - the Spirit of Sheppey sailing off to Dorset. happened some time between last night (Thursday February 16th) and All Cruise experiences depart from: Southend Pier head, Southend-on-sea, SS1 2EH . For more, see the video clip on the BBC News site: Southend Pier: Engineers Assess Damage But the pier itself could not be saved, and was left in ruins once firefighters had managed to extinguish the flames. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. …, Southend Pier Closed After Barge Collision. While this was temporarily bridged to restore access, full repairs were not completed until 1989. The final result of the presidential election hinges on just a handful of key battleground states. M/S of the pier and the damaged supports underneath. By using this site, you agree we can set and use cookies. "At this stage it looks extremely unlikely the pier will re-open to the public before the beginning of the week at the very earliest," he said. All trips to and from Southend include Pier entry within your boat ticket. Your email address will not be published. .css-8h1dth-Link{font-family:ReithSans,Helvetica,Arial,freesans,sans-serif;font-weight:700;-webkit-text-decoration:none;text-decoration:none;color:#FFFFFF;}.css-8h1dth-Link:hover,.css-8h1dth-Link:focus{-webkit-text-decoration:underline;text-decoration:underline;}Read about our approach to external linking. WhatsApp lets messages vanish after seven days. More stories like this: Two boys could have drowned after their skiff rowing boat upturned in Southend yesterday (Saturday, 17 August). Southend Pier is the town's historical icon as well as being the longest pleasure Pier in the world. Read about our approach to external linking. WhatsApp lets messages vanish after seven days, Coronavirus spreads after Covid-sceptic bishop's funeral in Montenegro, Back to the Future actress Elsa Raven dies. US election 2020 polls: Who is ahead - Trump or Biden? High winds on Tuesday caused the 80 foot barge that was being used by contractors doing work on the pier, to crash into the end of the pier. .css-8h1dth-Link{font-family:ReithSans,Helvetica,Arial,freesans,sans-serif;font-weight:700;-webkit-text-decoration:none;text-decoration:none;color:#FFFFFF;}.css-8h1dth-Link:hover,.css-8h1dth-Link:focus{-webkit-text-decoration:underline;text-decoration:underline;}Read about our approach to external linking. US election 2020: When will we know the result? An eyewitness told BBC News that the boat hit the pier about a quarter-of-a-mile off shore. John William Smith, of Essex Close, Rayleigh, crashed his trawler into Southend Pier in February, forcing it to close for nearly two months. Rescuers rush to save beached pilot whales. Southend Pier forced to close following accident. By US election results: Does Trump or Biden have the easier path to victory? What does developing a Covid-19 vaccine look like? 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