One parted line is not too much of a problem, as Lady Jane is tied to both the mooring buoys and the crane barge and the crane barge is normally tied on with two lines on either buoy.
Still, with one line parted, there's inevitably more strain on the other lines.
It took me a while to notice that it was a parted line which was responsible for Lady Jane lying slightly differently to normal.
I re-tied the mooring line back up to the crane barge, but with the wind and tides there was no way I could get things back to normal by hand. No matter how hard I tried.
The picture shows the cunning use of a prussic, a very handy knot learnt during the climbing things phase of my life, and my trusty chain block to persuade the combination of Lady Jane, the crane barge and Lilagina back to where they should be in relation to the mooring buoy.
It all worked out nice and easy, and most importantly of all - safely.
Unfortunately, one of the other crane barge lines now seems jammed underneath Lady Jane somewhere. The result of the line being pulled behind Lady Jane on fast spring tides.
Though I doubt it will happen, I'm hopeful that the line will work free of it's own accord. The alternative is a cold swim in the river with a sharp knife.