RO-2021-105

Photo shows the ferry berth at Picton. In the foreground, a freight wagon (comprising two large gas bottles) floats in the harbour. The locomotive is out of view submerged. In the background is the ferry embarkation linkspan apparrently broken.
The wagon half-submerged. Loco is on harbour bottom. Photo | Supplied
Locomotive, submerging underwater, Picton, 1 September 2021
Status
Current
Occurrence Date
Jurisdiction
NZ
At the Picton ferry terminal, with no ferry alongside, a remote operated shunting locomotive hauling one freight wagon ran over the end of the ferry embarkation linkspan into the harbour. The locomotive submerged. Nobody was on the train and nobody was injured.

[As initially reported, subject to change, not official findings].