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Safety

News releases on safety initiatives and developments.

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30.09.2015

International explorer Paul Rose and campaign partners have joined environment charity Thames21’s foreshore clean up today (Wednesday, 30 September) and called on Londoners to ‘do the right’ thing and make sure their rubbish goes in the bin, not in the River Thames.

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Explorer Challenges London: 'Do the right thing' and look after the Thames
12.09.2015

Due to deteriorating weather conditions (strong winds) causing large waves, we have had to cancel the participation of dragon boats in this year's race. Dragon boats have low sides, close to the water and are particularly vulnerable to taking on water in rough conditions.

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Great River Race 2015 - Safety Update
07.09.2015

As London International Shipping Week starts (Monday, 7 September), new Port of London Authority (PLA) data shows the tidal Thames is thriving, both economically, with over 40,000 jobs linked to port operations, and also in terms of its amenity value, which is worth over £100 million in health benefits for residents alone who enjoy 10 million bike rides and walks on the towpath every year.

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New Reports Measures Tidal Thames' Economic and Amenity Value
20.08.2015

Hull structures have been completed on CTruk's construction of a new 17m. survey catamaran for the Port of London Authority (PLA).

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New PLA catamaran reaches hull milestone
17.07.2015

The latest Port of London Authority (PLA) safety campaign is looking to improve all river users’ awareness of how to share the river safely with smaller, vulnerable recreational craft on the tidal Thames.

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Latest Thames safety campaign aims to look after vulnerable river users
01.05.2015

The Port of London Authority (PLA) has confirmed the dates and venues for the first round of public meetings as part of its project to develop a Vision for the future of the tidal Thames – the 95 miles of river that runs from Teddington Lock through London to the North Sea.

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Thames Vision Public Meeting Dates Confirmed
17.04.2015

An updated guide to help leisure and sporting skippers enjoy the tidal Thames safely has just been launched by the Port of London Authority (PLA), as the 2015 sailing season gets underway.

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Must-Have Recreational River Users Guide Launched by the PLA
11.03.2015

As a result of the lessons identified from a PLA investigation into an accident involving a hired narrowboat on the tidal Thames, the Port of London Authority (PLA) and representatives from the British Marine Federation (BMF) and the Association of Pleasure Craft Operators (APCO) have worked together to address the key safety and technical issues.

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The PLA and BMF agree requirements for hired narrowboats on tidal Thames
10.03.2015

Europe’s largest commercial marine and workboat exhibition, Seawork International, has today announced that the Port of London Authority’s (PLA) new 36-metre mooring maintenance vessel, London Titan, built at a cost of £7million, will be officially unveiled at the opening day of the event in June.

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Port of London to unveil its £7m vessel, London Titan, at Seawork International
27.02.2015

London Titan – the Port of London Authority’s (PLA) new and unique multi-purpose mooring maintenance vessel – will help modernise how the authority works and provide a safe work platform for staff.

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Time for Titan – PLA’s £7 million superboat launches

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