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Incident

Updates on Thames incidents.

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06.10.2016

The Port of London Authority (PLA) has confirmed that last night (Wednesday, 5 October 2016) at around 6.10 pm one of its pilots was involved in an accident while boarding a ship, Sunmi, in Gravesend Reach. PLA teams on duty, the emergency services and the RNLI did all they could subsequent to the accident, but tragically the pilot passed away.

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PLA Media Statement
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
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
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
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
03.02.2015

A rowing coach and leading member of the rowing community on the River Thames, is missing following an incident on the river in Putney last night (Monday 2 February).

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Incident on the tidal Thames on 2 February 2015
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
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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