Originally Posted by timw
OK all you red tape loving traffic wardens....
Look at latest Notice to Mariners on the www.portoflondon.co.uk
Guess whose going to be the Pace Boat.
Er am I being truly dim or something but I can't see anything....................
Plus I don't understand how if the event organisers are arranging for some boats to taking fee paying passengers then the boats don't have to meet the Port Of London Authority Bylaws????
Coding isn't enough to operate a commercial boat on the Thames, you must be a Lighterman or Waterman. A commercially endorsed advanced poweboat ticket means diddly squat. The boat has to be inspected by the PLA nobody else, before it is allowed to take passengers.
Why should some dipsticks in swanky boats be allowed round this when locals can't even get their own boats MCA coded to do this??