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Safety

News releases on safety initiatives and developments.

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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
18.02.2015

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
17.07.2014

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
15.07.2014

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
06.06.2014

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
04.06.2014

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

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