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PLA News Releases

Safety

News releases on safety initiatives and developments.

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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
02.03.2016

A national drowning prevention strategy that aims to halve the number of fatal incidents on or near water will be launched on 29 February by Transport Minister Robert Goodwill MP

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Water safety group’s call to action to reduce drowning
06.01.2016

The Port of London Authority has appointed Bob Baker as chief harbour master.

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Bob Baker appointed Port of London Authority Chief Harbour Master
17.12.2015

Kings College School took home the first prize and £1000 in the Port of London Authority’s (PLA) annual Rowing Safety Awards at a ceremony at the school’s rowing club on Putney Embankment.

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Kings College School takes home PLA Rowing Safety Award
14.12.2015

Use of the Thames could be transformed over the next 20 years, according to the latest Thames Vision publication issued today (Monday, 14 December 2015) by the Port of London Authority (PLA).

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Thames set for major growth and improvement over the next two decades
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
01.10.2015

As the rowing season kicks off, an updated, easy-to-use guide to rowing on the Thames has been launched by the Port of London Authority and Thames Regional Rowing Council (TRRC).

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PLA kicks off rowing season with new easy-to-use safety guide
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

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