Inland Waterways – Page 4

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    Boat businesses support veterans


    Inland waterway businesses and boats owners are helping the Forces Vets Afloat Project restore a boat so it can be used and enjoyed by British forces veterans.

  • Photo courtesy Canal & River Trust

    Trust trials greener fuel


    The Canal & River Trust has begun a trial of hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) fuel in its workboats.

  • Environment Agency boat registrations Photo courtesy EA

    EA revises boat registration charges


    The Environment Agency (EA) has published the outcome of its consultation on boat registration charges which it says will provide a ‘more consistent and transparent’ charging scheme.

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    MAIB opens paddleboarding deaths investigation


    The Marine Accident Investigation Branch has begun an investigation following the death of four paddleboarders on the River Cleddau, near Haverfordwest in Pembrokeshire, Wales.

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    Canal repairs undeterred by pandemic


    Despite the challenges brought by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Canal & River Trust has continued its upkeep of the inland waterways of England and Wales, completing nearly 100 major projects as well as routine and emergency repairs.

  • Fradley Junction moorings Canal & River Trust

    4% rise for Canal & River Trust


    The Canal & River Trust is to raise private and business boat licence fees by 4% from April 1 2022.

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    Waterways Ireland invites public to comment on climate action plan


    Waterways Ireland has launched a public consultation on its first Climate Action Plan which sets out how the organisation will meet its climate action targets over the coming decade.

  • HVO fuel, IWA trial. Photo credit IWA

    HVO trial confirms diesel replacement


    A trial instigated by the Inland Waterway Association’s Sustainable Boating Group using Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) is proving successful and could pave the way for a more sustainable fuel for diesel engines.

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    Plans for Thames boatyard


    The Rose Toop collection of historic boats could soon have a new home if a planning application is successful.

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    Canals a ‘lifeline’ during Covid-19 pandemic


    The Canal & River Trust has published its 2020/21 Annual Report & Accounts, documenting a year dominated by Covid-19, from the pandemic’s operational and financial impact to the lifeline the waterways provided for millions of people.

  • Canal & River Trust Bingley Five Rise

    £1.4m for lock restoration


    The Canal & River Trust has been awarded more than £1.4 million in funding for seven heritage projects across England.

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    Toddbrook Reservoir repair plans submitted


    The restoration of Toddbrook Reservoir in Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire has taken a major step forward this month with the submission of a planning application for its permanent repair by the Canal & River Trust.

  • The Growing Mid Wales Board is applying for funding to restore the Montgomery Canal Photo: Wikimedia

    Govt funding bid for Welsh Canal revamp


    A consortium of charities keen to restore the Montgomery Canal has welcomed news that the canal is one of the projects the Growing Mid Wales Board is submitting to the UK and Welsh governments.

  • The Rothen Group aims to raise lifting standards

    TRG awards its operators


    The Rothen Group (TRG) has introduced new recognition to award its most experienced operators with ‘Lifting Legends’ status, in a bid to raise the bar for lifting safety and ensure best practice.

  • The ‘Electrify the Broads’ project will look at how to decarbonise boating on the Norfolk Broads Photo: The Broads Authority

    Govt funding to ‘Electrify the Broads’


    A partnership of researchers and Norfolk Broads businesses has won government funding to help explore how the UK’s largest area of protected wetlands can transition to cleaner fuels and propulsion.

  • Rushey Lock is one of four on the Thames to be refurbished Photo: Philip Halling

    £9.5m for Thames improvements programme


    The Environment Agency has released its 2021/22 list of navigation improvements to the Thames and, with a total budget of £9.5 million, it’s the largest investment programme in a decade.

  • The Crick Boat Show will return in person on 20 to 22 August Photo: Crick Boat Show

    Crick Boat Show August 2021


    The Crick Boat Show is on schedule to return on 20 to 22 August, having been postponed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • The ‘Kingfisher’. The first of Reedley Boat Hire’s three holiday boats Photo: Gerry Gill

    Business booms at Reedley Boat Hire


    Seeing his wife exhausted by working as a healthcare assistant on the Covid-19 pandemic frontline inspired Gerry Gill from Lancashire to start up a day-boat hire business.

  • The EA wants to increase registration charges for boats kept on its waterways. Photo courtesy Nene Valley Boats

    Registration charges consultation


    The Environment Agency (EA) has launched a consultation on proposed registration charges which will be introduced from 2022.

  • The Valiant allows engineers to conduct repairs without draining lakes and reservoirs Photo: Canal & River Trust

    ROV a ‘game-changer’ for maintenance


    A new underwater robot, currently being trialled on the Carr Mill Reservoir near St Helens, will be a game changer for future maintenance, says the Canal & River Trust.