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The captain and owning company of a Thames motor barge have been found guilty of serious breaches of safety rules, following a trial at Hammersmith Magistrates Court.

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'Tidy Thames 1' - prosecution over Thames safety breaches

Totally Thames in partnership with the Port of London Authority are proud to announce 2016 Thames Lens Photography Winners, Totally Thames annual photography competition.

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Thames Lens 2016 photography competition winners announced

McGrath has been appointed as the contractor to remove waste from the central section of the Thames Tideway Tunnel, which is being built after years of planning to tackle the problem of overflows from the capital’s Victorian sewerage network.

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McGrath’s waterside facilities help secure major London contract

The Cleaner Thames campaign partners – Port of London Authority, Thames21 and Tideway – took to the Woolwich Arsenal foreshore to clear it of nearly two tonnes of rubbish and litter that has ended up in the river.

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Cleaner Thames partners take on Thames clean up at Woolwich Arsenal

The countdown is on to Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta that will celebrate 150 years of the Canadian Confederation in a breathtaking sail from the shores of Royal Greenwich to the heart of Quebec. Royal Greenwich will be the first host port for the race to Canada and, with over 8 miles of riverfront set against a backdrop of historic buildings and majestic parks, there will be plenty to see and do during the rally-point for the fleet of Tall Ships over Easter weekend 2017

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Six months to go until Tall Ships fleet anchors in Royal Greenwich

The largest fast passenger ferry order for a UK shipyard in over 25 years has been confirmed by MBNA Thames Clippers today. Two new 170 capacity passenger boats will be built at the Wight Shipyard Co on the Isle of Wight, and will join London’s growing river transport network in summer 2017.

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Largest UK fast-ferry shipyard order in over 25 years confirmed

The Port of London Authority has warmly welcomed the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan’s, announcement of a package of new crossings in East and South East London.

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PLA welcomes new river crossings announcement

The Port of London Authority (PLA) has confirmed that last night (Wednesday, 5 October 2016) at around 6.10 pm one of its pilots was involved in an accident while boarding a ship, Sunmi, in Gravesend Reach. PLA teams on duty, the emergency services and the RNLI did all they could subsequent to the accident, but tragically the pilot passed away.

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PLA Media Statement

Tideway has used the river to float new offices to Fulham, in preparation for the start of construction work on the Thames Tideway Tunnel. They arrived at Carnwath Road Riverside this week with the help of Tideway’s newest recruits, two specially-commissioned tug boats, Felix and Christian, following a thirty-mile trip up river from Tilbury.

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Offices float their way to Fulham for super sewer construction

The Port of London is set to become the first UK port to recognise ship owners committed to progressively improving their environmental performance, as part of a wider approach to reduce the port’s environmental impact.

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Thames ship discount for environmental high performers

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