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Navigational Safety

The PLA manages safety on 95 miles of the tidal Thames using a Safety Management System, marine expertise and by applying the latest technology. This section gives you access to information about our navigational safety operations .

For an immediate guide to navigating on the Thames use the links on the right.

How the PLA manages safety on 95 miles of the tidal River Thames
We provide diving, salvage, mooring, lift-out and maintenance services to all river users
 
 
 
Safety Bulletins issued by the PLA for the information of the Thames community
Information about pilotage requirements and arrangements in the Port of London.
We manage ships in more than 400 square miles of water, the largest VTS area in the UK
 
 
Information about the PLA's local Harbour Masters
We survey the bed of the river using the latest technology
Current Navigational Safety consultations plus feedback from previous consultations