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Working closely with the RAF Museum at Hendon, the Port of London Authority (PLA) has surveyed the wreck of a German bomber sunk off the Kent coast. A further detailed survey was recently carried out by the PLA and a BBC film crew was onboard the PLA's survey vessel "Yantlet" at the time. div style="padding-bottom: 10px; background-color: #fafafa; padding-left: 10px; width: 500px; padding-right: 10px; padding-top: 10px" class="imageGaller

Seabourn has chosen London to host the inaugural festivities for its brand-new yacht Seabourn Sojourn on 4th June this year. Click here for more information (opens in a new window).

We are adopting a new logo for the PLA which better reflects our role as a marine expert organisation working on the UK’s busiest tidal river. The transition to the new logo should be complete by March 2012. Changes will be made to this website in mid July.

London - as cruise destinations go, it's hard to beat! Cruise ships can head up the Thames and straight into the heart of the capital.

18th April Afternoon Opening Cruise DSWC would like to invite you to join them on 18th of April from 2pm to celebrate the start of the new season and the Centre's 21st Birthday! The afternoon will kick start with some fun racing for all the sailors and the opportunity to try some windsurfing and kayaking for those who are not so fussed about getting a little wet. There will be no charge for these sessions and we welcome any non-members wishing to join in the fun.


A painting by William Parrott showing a congested Port of London in 1840 The Port of London Authority (PLA) was created to bring order to the chaos and congestion that prevailed on the Thames as rival wharfs, docks and river users battled for business in the late 1

We have begun a £2 million investment in a fleet of five purpose-built patrol boats that will improve the environmental and operational performance of our patrol vessels on the Thames. Northumberland boat builder Alnmaritec Limited, has won the contract to build the new catamaran-hulled boats. The design has been developed so that the boats create the least resistance when they move through the water. As a result, each boat will use far less fuel, produce less carbon d