It seems that there are more accidents happening in canal locks than ever before. Or maybe it’s just that they seem to get reported a lot more than they used to. Anyway, we as a society cannot over emphasise that correct usage of a lock is of paramount importance. There is an excellent article here on the IWA website on how to use a lock. CRT also put out a very useful DVD obtainable from┬átheir website. You can also watch the video online. This boat sank in 25 seconds on the Kennet & Avon.