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PLA, USS Support University College London Course

schedule which incorporated a combination of manned and un-manned survey tasks to bring the very latest industry solutions to MSc students.“Unmanned Surface Vessels (USVs), have a key role to play in the future of surveying,” said John Dil-lon-Leetch, Port Hydrographer at the Port of London Authority. “With the same sonar system technol-ogy as fitted to our larger surveying vessels, Maplin and Thame but at a fraction of the size of the size, this remote unmanned vessel can access areas that weren’t accessible before to this level of survey capability, changing the way we survey

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All-women Yacht Crew Conducts Scientific Sampling on the Thames

the U.K. and the U.S.”    Paul Rose, who hosted BBC Inside Out: Plastic Seas, BBC Oceans and National Geographic Pristine Sea expedition leader, chaired the panel. He said, “Only a couple of years ago, I was on the Thames launching the Cleaner Thames Campaign with the Port of London Authority (PLA), which was aimed at addressing the issue of plastic litter entering the Thames. Today, the eXXpedition team is here looking at a similar issue, but on a micro level around the country.”   In recent years, the problem of marine plastic debris has gained greater acknowledgement

Ports of Jersey Purchases Multi-Beam System

looking forward to using the system for both our own requirements, as well as for future commercial projects that may be open to Ports of Jersey.”   James Williams, Managing Director of Swathe Services, added, “We have worked hard to get R2Sonic sonars into U.K. ports. The Port of London Authority and Ports of Jersey have both chosen the Sonic 2024 over competitive systems within the last 12 months, so we are pleased to have established a firm foot in the ports and harbors market.”   “However, what is really exciting about this purchase is that Ports of Jersey selected

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New Survey Vessel for Port of London

The Port of London Authority (PLA) ordered a new purpose-built survey catamaran, a CTruk MPC19, due to enter service on the river Thames later this year. The vessel is will replace the PLA’s Yantlet vessel as she reaches the end of her service life, continuing the PLA Hydrography team’s survey work which facilitates safe navigation on the tidal Thames. As the U.K.’s busiest inland waterway, the river is a link for trade, travel and leisure and as home to the U.K.’s second largest port. Capt. John Pinder, port hydrographer, said, “This boat should be an excellent addition

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R2SONIC Multi-beam for Port of London Authority

Swathe Services has announced that after extensive trials in the River Thames in 2014  the Port of London Authority has chosen the R2SONIC SONIC 2024 to be installed on its new survey vessel, due for delivery in October 2015.    The SONIC 2024 which has Ultra High Resolution (UHR) capability at 700 kHz will satisfy the PLA’s particular interest in structural monitoring along with other high resolution bathymetry survey requirements.   The sonar will be installed on a bespoke hull mounting with tilting capability on a new CTruk MPC19 which is currently under construction

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New Survey Vessel Ordered for the Port of London

The Port of London Authority (PLA) has ordered a new purpose-built survey catamaran, a CTruk MPC19, due to enter service on the river Thames later this year.   The vessel is will replace the PLA’s Yantlet vessel as she reaches the end of her service life, continuing the PLA Hydrography team’s survey work which facilitates safe navigation on the tidal Thames. As the U.K.’s busiest inland waterway, the river is a link for trade, travel and leisure and as home to the U.K.’s second largest port.   The CTruk MPC19 is a hydro-dynamically optimized twin-hull design that

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