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Safety

News releases on safety initiatives and developments.

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09.05.2019

A jet skier who flouted speed limit and safety rules on the tidal Thames has been fined, following a successful prosecution by the Port of London Authority.

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Speeding jet skier fined after member of the public takes action
12.04.2019

A Kent man who recklessly jet skied at speed along the Thames towards central London last summer has been successfully prosecuted at Westminster Magistrates Court (10 April 2019).

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Jet skier fined for reckless Thames folly
13.03.2019

More than 250 river stakeholders came together for the Port of London Authority (PLA) annual reception on 12 March. At event, PLA chairman, Christopher Rodrigues delivered a speech covering the key themes of investment, pilotage and jobs. The full text of the speech follows.

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PLA Annual Reception – 12 March 2019 Chairman, Christopher Rodrigues’ Speech
12.12.2018

Seasonal revellers on the tidal Thames have been warned to enjoy themselves safely this Christmas and into the New Year.

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Advice for a safe festive season on the tidal Thames
07.07.2018

As Maritime Safety Week kicks off, the Port of London Authority (PLA) has called on people taking their boats on the Thames to step up vigilance and avoid the ‘side effects’ of neglect, in a bid radically to reduce the number of breakdowns on the river.

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New safety campaign targets vessel breakdowns as Maritime Safety Week starts
05.03.2018

Emergency Exercise on the Thames

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Emergency Exercise on the Thames
28.02.2018

A canny idea thought up by a Port of London Authority (PLA) boat crew is helping rowing coaches and their students stay safe on the Thames.

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Port of London boat crew launch safety initiative for Tideway rowing coaches
04.01.2018

Speedboat captains fined for dangerous navigation

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Speedboat captains fined for dangerous navigation
08.12.2017

University of London Boat Club is the latest tidal Thames rowing club to win the Port of London Authority (PLA) annual Rowing Safety Award. Now in its 11th year, the award winners received a £1,000 cash prize. PLA chief harbour master, Bob Baker commented: “University of London Boat Club have previously been runners-up and are deserved winners. It’s great to see a highly competitive student club with such a sound safety culture.”

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Thames rowing safety award winners 2017: University Of London Boat Club
12.10.2017

The Port of London Authority (PLA) has welcomed the publication of the Marine Accident Investigation Branch’s (MAIB) report into the accident last October in which pilot Gordon Coates lost his life. Gordon was fatally injured as he attempted to board the cargo vessel Sunmi, in Gravesend Reach on 5 October 2016.

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Port of London Authority statement: MAIB Report

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