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PLA News Releases


News releases on safety initiatives and developments.



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

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

A drive to make the tidal Thames cleaner for current and future generations is already helping river users change how they deal with sewage waste.

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Port of London Authority's sewage-ban-byelaw comes into force

At approx. 1414 today (Thursday 17 July 2014) there was a collision on the Thames near Waterloo Bridge involving the passenger boat ‘Millennium Time’ and the tug ‘Redoubt’.

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Incident – 17 July 2014

Rowers on the Thames tideway are being urged to keep a look out at all times in a new poster campaign from the Port of London Authority (PLA) and Thames Regional Rowing Council (TRRC).

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LOOKOUT! PLA and Thames Regional Rowing Council's New Poster Campaign

The Port of London Authority (PLA) is asking skippers and crews of powered leisure vessels to carry out routine inspections before they embark on trips on the Thames.

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Maintenance Message to Owners of Powered Leisure Vessels from  PLA

At approx. 1155 today (Wednesday 4 June 2014) the passenger boat ‘Millennium Diamond’ struck part of Tower Bridge. There were 130 people on board at the time.

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Millennium Diamond Incident

The Port of London Authority (PLA) which oversees safety on the tidal Thames has issued formal safety warnings to all recreational craft users.

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Thames Safety Warning as Heavy Rain Causes Strong River Flows

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