Accessibility On The Boat

Risks and Hazards

Massey Shaw was built as a Fireboat in 1935 and she retains the majority of her unique features which can be hazardous. Hazards, such as slipping, tripping or falling on stairs are inherent in all environments on the vessel. Particular hazards will be highlighted by the tour guides and visitors are expected to look after their own safety whilst on board. Decks can be slippery when wet. Sensible footwear and outdoor clothing should be worn during the visit.

Visitors must comply with notices prohibiting access to certain areas dependant on the tour being undertaken.

There is limited space in certain areas of the vessel so visitors are requested to listen to the instructions of the guide, before entering certain compartments.


Unfortunately, there is no wheelchair access on the vessel.

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