‘Live’ ti­dal Thames app launched

RIVER THAMES

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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.

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