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Paddling safety around barges

    Safe navigation near barges

    The PLA's advice for the safe navigation for person-powered boats near works barges and moorings.

    In recent years, there have been several incidents have occurred this year resulting in paddlers being swept under work barges, including one fatality.

    Paddlers and all small, human-powered boat users must be aware of the numerous major construction sites close to the channel edge in Central London. Small person-powered boats can be swept rapidly under barges by the tide, with serious consequences.

    Give these work sites, piers and all barges moored alongside or mid-stream, a wide berth – at least 10m
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