Fire on Uber boat at Battersea Power Station Pier: 30 passengers and four crew evacuated
More than 30 members of the public were forced to disembark from a Thames clipper at Battersea Power Station Pier after a fire in the boat’s engine room.
A blaze was reported on an Uber Thames Clipper, as the Pier station was forced shut on Tuesday. Its operator confirmed the station will be closed until further notice.
Uber Boat by Thames Clippers said on social media its Battersea Power Station Pier dock had been closed “due to an ongoing incident”.
The London Fire Brigade tweeted: “Firefighters are attending reports of a fire on a Clipper at Battersea Power Station Pier.”
The LFB later said: “Firefighters dealt with a small fire in the engine room of a Clipper a Battersea Power Station Pier.”
“Around 31 members of the public and four crew disembarked the Clipper before the Brigade arrived. There were no injuries.”
In a statement about the incident to City A.M., Uber Boat by Thames Clippers said: “At 10:05am a fire was detected” and the “cause of the fire is still unknown.”
“Moon Clipper had 27 passengers and 3 crew on board. All passengers have been evacuated at Battersea Power Station Pier.
“The fire was detected as the boat was travelling eastbound towards Battersea Power Station Pier. It was the RB6 eastbound service from Putney to Tower Pier.
“The Captain of the boat alerted Port of London Authority and contacted London Fire Brigade for assistance and the crew immediately implemented emergency procedures. Emergency services are assisting the vessel.
“London Fire Brigade are on the scene and the fire has now been extinguished. There are no injuries to passengers or crew.
“River Bus services will not call at Battersea Power Station Pier until further notice.”