‘Live’ tidal Thames app launched
UP-TO-DATE tidal information, tideway events details and important notices are all now available at Thames boaters’ fingertips thanks to a new free app launched by the Port of London Authority.
The PLA’s first app includes tidal data – not just the predictions, which boaters should already have consulted before taking to the tideway, but live data reflecting whether the tide has matched the predicted height and time – for 12 locations along the river and estuary. Notices to Mariners also appear (for example, giving details of any temporary obstructions to navigation), as do events such as rowing and sailing races on the river, as well as details of mooring locations in case of emergency, plus fuel and other boaters’ facilities on the tideway. The app is available for both Apple and Android devices: just go to the App Store or Google Play and download the PLA Tidal Thames App. Meanwhile for boaters on the non-tidal Thames, there is a new version of the Thames Guide App: see our App of the Month on Page 14.