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08.12.2017

University of London Boat Club is the latest tidal Thames rowing club to win the Port of London Authority (PLA) annual Rowing Safety Award. Now in its 11th year, the award winners received a £1,000 cash prize. PLA chief harbour master, Bob Baker commented: “University of London Boat Club have previously been runners-up and are deserved winners. It’s great to see a highly competitive student club with such a sound safety culture.”

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Thames rowing safety award winners 2017: University Of London Boat Club
12.10.2017

The Port of London Authority (PLA) has welcomed the publication of the Marine Accident Investigation Branch’s (MAIB) report into the accident last October in which pilot Gordon Coates lost his life. Gordon was fatally injured as he attempted to board the cargo vessel Sunmi, in Gravesend Reach on 5 October 2016.

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Port of London Authority statement: MAIB Report
03.07.2017

The Port of London Authority (PLA) and Shell will be running an emergency exercise on the Thames, in the vicinity of Canvey Island, on Tuesday, 4 July.

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Emergency Exercise Notice Tuesday 4 July 2017
08.02.2017

The captain of a Thames passenger boat has been fined for dangerous navigation on the river Thames.

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Tidal Thames - prosecution
28.04.2016

The masters of two high-speed ribs that operate tours on the tidal Thames have been fined for dangerous navigation.

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Tidal Thames - prosecutions
02.03.2016

A national drowning prevention strategy that aims to halve the number of fatal incidents on or near water will be launched on 29 February by Transport Minister Robert Goodwill MP

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Water safety group’s call to action to reduce drowning
06.01.2016

The Port of London Authority has appointed Bob Baker as chief harbour master.

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Bob Baker appointed Port of London Authority Chief Harbour Master
17.12.2015

Kings College School took home the first prize and £1000 in the Port of London Authority’s (PLA) annual Rowing Safety Awards at a ceremony at the school’s rowing club on Putney Embankment.

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Kings College School takes home PLA Rowing Safety Award
14.12.2015

Use of the Thames could be transformed over the next 20 years, according to the latest Thames Vision publication issued today (Monday, 14 December 2015) by the Port of London Authority (PLA).

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Thames set for major growth and improvement over the next two decades
06.11.2015

A panicked dog walker who fell into the Thames while trying to rescue her beloved spaniel, had to be pulled out of the water by a passing Port of London Authority crew.

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Woman saved from drowning by Port of London Authority Crew

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