Inland Waterways – Page 12

  • Canal & River Trust ecologists Stuart Moodie and Sara Hill use an underwater drone camera to monitor the success of flora and fauna colonisation in the new nature reserve lakes Photo: Canal & River Trust

    Boats to return after 80 year absence


    Boats are due to return to a section of the Montgomery Canal after an absence of more than 80 years.

  • 'Spirit of Loch Ness'

    Loch Ness Cruise firm wins FSB awards


    Cruise Loch Ness has been named UK Family Business of the Year and Small Business of 2019 by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

  • 20 canal boats will be craned into Crick Marina in preparation for Crick Boat Show

    26,000 visitors expected to attend


    Twenty canal boats each weighing up to 34 tonnes are to be craned into Crick Marina in preparation for the 20th Crick Boat Show that takes place later this month.

  • RCR is urging boat owners to fit bilge filters to prevent accidental contamination Photo: Blaine Cook

    RCR urges boat owners to fit bilge filters


    River Canal Rescue (RCR) is urging boat owners to take action to install bilge filters to stop the contamination of inland waterways through the accidental spilling of fuel and oil.

  • Northfleet Radar Tower will help guide vessels along the River Thames

    New tower guides vessels


    A new, £1.1m radar tower, to guide craft up and down the tidal River Thames, has been built by the Port of London Authority (PLA) at Northfleet, near Gravesend in Kent.

  • £1m has been spent on engineering work on the Union Canal

    Union Canal reopens


    The Union Canal at Linlithgow has fully reopened to public access following the completion of £1m of engineering work by Scottish Canals to reinforce its embankments.

  • Licence compliance remains high on the Canal & River Trust's waterways. Photo: Canal & River Trust

    106 boats removed with no licence


    Licence compliance on the Canal & River Trust’s waterways remains high with 96.5% of boaters holding a valid licence, down slightly on 2018 (96.9%).

  • A new trade and preview day has been introduced to Crick Boat Show

    Crick Boat Show extends to four days


    To celebrate the 20th Crick Boat Show, organisers have introduced a new trade and preview day to precede the usual three-day event.

  • DBS Leoch is to show its latest batteries at Crick Boat Show

    Batteries for inland waterways market on show


    DBS Leoch will display its range of batteries for the canal boat market at this year’s Crick Boat Show.

  • RCR recommends using two bilge pumps Photo: RCR

    RCR puts spotlight on bilge pump


    Following a spate of call-outs where River Canal Rescue has encountered inadequate or incorrectly positioned bilge pumps, the assistance firm is reminding boaters that two are better than one to keep a vessel safe.

  • MMP's Canal Line is designed to give a smoother experience under motor

    Canal Line provides a smoother experience


    Michigan Marine Propulsion International (MMP) will show its Canal Line product range at the Crick Boat Show.

  • Aqua Furnishings' fabrics are designed for the marine environment

    New fabric range from Aqua Furnishings


    A new range of fabrics inspired by canals and inland waterways, featuring narrowboats, locks, bridges, wildlife and the changing seasons is being launched by Aqua Furnishings at Crick Boat Show 2019.

  • Hybrid Marine’s parallel hybrid system enables boaters to use electric drive for quiet and emission free cruising

    Enhanced generation from Hybrid Marine


    Hybrid Marine’s stand at Crick will show hybrid systems with new display units, remote monitoring and enhanced generation capability.

  • The GIGA wind turbine will start generating power from 3 knots of wind

    Noise is reduced with new turbines


    GIGA Turbines will exhibit its new range of single, double and 5V wind turbines for the first time at Crick Show.

  • The new Rule Mate auto bilge pump is a third smaller than the previous version

    Rule’s auto pump has improved sensing


    Rule’s new Rule Mate auto bilge pump and shower drain box will be shown to the inland waterways market for the first time at Crick Boat Show 2019.

  • LeeSan Marine Green Toilet Cleaner/Lubricator has been developed to help maintain the longevity of a toilet

    LeeSan introduces green consumables


    LeeSan will show its range of environmentally safe consumable products at Crick Boat Show alongside its range of on-board toilets, tanks, pumps and pump-out systems.

  • The FDG100's filter can be cleaned and reused

    Filter system prevents diesel bug


    Fuel-Guard will display its FGD100 decontaminator and water separator at Crick Boat Show 2019.

  • The Bellmarine DriveMaster Photo: Fischer Panda

    Fischer Panda live demos at Crick Boat Show


    Fischer Panda UK will offer live demonstrations of its systems to the inland waterways market for the first time at this year’s Crick Boat Show.

  • News

    £8m to be spent on dredging


    The Canal & River Trust is to spend £8m on dredging in the financial year 2019-20.

  • The IWA is calling for more affordable moorings, especially in central London. Photo courtesy Paul Strudwick

    IWA calls for affordable moorings


    More affordable moorings are needed, especially in London, according to The Inland Waterways Association.