News with tag 'Safety'

Carbon Monoxide Alarms for All Boats

Date: 07/09/2017

 A build-up of Carbon Monoxide on a motor cruiser resulted in the tragic death of two people and their dog at Wroxham on the Norfolk Broads in June 2016.

Following this, the Marine Accident Investigation Branch carried out an ...

Tags: IWA News, Safety

Using Paddle Gears Safely

Date: 30/06/2016

For some time IWA argued against proposals by CRT for installing paddle pawl stops that would prevent the paddle pawl from being completely moved out of the way whilst a paddle is being wound down. 

This issue has been raised ...

LPG Regulator and Fire Blanket Product Recalls

Date: 29/02/2016

The Boat Safety Scheme is alerting boaters to two immediate product recalls, for a Kidde fire blanket and a Novacomet Gas Regulator.

Kidde Fire Blanket Recall
Kidde Safety Europe Ltd is recalling its 1m² ...

Tags: Safety

CRT to Install Fence at Marple Aqueduct

Date: 15/07/2015

CRT has announced that it intends to install a fence along the offside of Marple Aqueduct following its consultation on the issue but contrary to IWA’s suggestions.

The majority of responses to the consultation, including IWA ...

IWA Issues Statement on Paddle Pawl Stops

Date: 15/06/2015

IWA has issued a statement on CRT’s plans for discussing trials of new paddle pawl designs. IWA welcomes CRT’s plans to replace any damaged spindles and repair damaged paddle pawls but has significant concerns over one specific ...

PLA and BMF Agree Requirements for Hired Narrowboats on Tidal Thames

Date: 16/03/2015

Following a Port of London Authority (PLA) investigation into an accident that involved a hired narrowboat on the Tags: IWA News, Waterway News, Safety, Navigation Authorities

BSS Emphasises Danger of CO Poisoning

Date: 16/02/2015

At the end of January the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) published its

Boat Safety Scheme Warns Boaters Against the Use of Damp Fuel

Date: 22/01/2015

The Boat Safety Scheme has issued a warning to boaters, that the use of damp wood and logs in stoves could put them at risk of increased costs, stove damage and Tags: Waterway News, Safety, Maintenance

CRT Advises Boaters to Wear Lifejackets in Tunnels

Date: 07/01/2015

CRT has advised that lifejackets be worn when traveling through canal tunnels. This follows the release of the coroners report on the death of a boater in Harecastle Tunnel on the Tags: Waterway News, Safety, Navigation Authorities

IWA Responds to Consultation on Maritime & Coastguard Agency Safety Management Code

Date: 07/01/2015

IWA recently responded to the public consultation on the Safety Management Code For Domestic Passenger Ships of Classes III to VI(A) and Domestic Passenger High Speed Craft, which includes passenger trip boats on canals and rivers.

Government Announces Consultation on Inland Waterway Grant Scheme

Date: 11/09/2014

The Government published a consultation document at the beginning of September seeking views of how it will award grants to organisations who are involved in rescue activities on inland waterways.

As first announced in the ...

CRT Safety Alert, Lock Gate Cills

Date: 01/05/2014

CRT has released the following safety alert after the recent incident at Bath on the Kennet & Avon Canal, ...

Flooding Situation on UK Waterways

Date: 14/02/2014

The recent prolonged rainfall has seen flooding in many areas, particularly in the South East and water levels are still high in many areas.

The first week of February saw flooding on the southern Tags: IWA News, Waterway News, Safety, Navigation Authorities

The Port of London Authority Launches New Ebb Tide Flag Warning System

Date: 13/02/2014

The Port of London Authority (PLA) has launched a new web-based safety indicator system, the ‘Ebb Tide Flag Warning’ system, which alerts rowers, canoeists, and other small recreational vessels of conditions on the Tags: Waterway News, Safety, Navigation Authorities

IWA Issues New Advice on Towpath Cycling

Date: 16/01/2014

IWA has issued new advice on towpath cycling in response to the increase in demand for new or continuing use of canal and river towpaths as cycle routes.

IWA acknowledges the wider benefits of encouraging the population to cycle for ...

Tags: IWA News, Safety

Recent Storms and Flooding

Date: 06/01/2014

The storms and flooding that hit the UK over the Christmas and New Year holidays have had a significant impact on some waterways, particularly in the South East.  Waterways affected include the Wey & Godalming Navigations (Surrey), ...

Storm hits Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation

Date: 31/10/2013

The storm that affected parts of the country between Sunday 27th and Monday 28th October has brought down a number of trees on the

Rochdale Canal Collapse

Date: 29/10/2013

A culvert that runs beneath the Rochdale Canal, between locks 6 and 7 in Mytholmroyd, failed on 28th October leading to a collapse of part of the canal ...

PLA Safety Bulletin - Keep a Proper Lookout

Date: 29/10/2013

The Port of London Authority (PLA) has appealed to all boaters to keep a proper look out whilst on the Tidal Thames, following a number of incidents ...

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