Useful information for Boaters

Photo of a useful sign

Some useful contacts, regulations and information about boating in London.

EMERGENCIES

In an emergency dial 999 (i.e. crime in progress) for non-urgent or after event 101. You can add to crime incident map below: Crime incidents or accidents or any other similar incidents anywhere on canal or towpath should ALSO be reported to CRT using this form CRT safety-near-miss-reporting-form

King's Cross/Granary Sq area - for their private security dial 0207 664 5700 and ask for 'control'

To get help for a boater in need, call the Waterways Chaplaincy 07717813682

If a boat is listing badly or in danger of sinking contact CRT: 0303 040 4040 during office hours or 0800 47 999 47 out of hours, give the boat name, number and location. They will contact the owner. Try and fix the problem if you can, but if you can’t at least call CRT

If you find any mutilated animals, domestic or wild, in the London area contact SNARL immediately on 07961 030064 or 07957 830490

BEGINNERS GUIDE TO ENFORCEMENT - READ THIS IF YOU ARE, OR YOU PLAN TO BE A CONTINUOUS CRUISER

https://www.dropbox.com/s/yyyrs1vbo...

Places map used by CRT boat-checkers to log your location. PLEASE DON’T USE THIS MAP AS A BASIS FOR CRUISING, YOU WILL RISK YOUR BOAT LICENSE! - FOLLOW THE LINK FOR BEGINNERS GUIDE TO ENFORCMENT ABOVE ^^^ https://canalrivertrust.maps.arcgis.com/...

Enforcement Officers by Location
A map with contact details of the enforcement officer in charge of each section of the canal network: https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/medi...

If Canal and River Trust enforcement (Licence Support Officer) have been in touch with you/ if you're having problems registering with a GP practice/ school/ benefits/ licensing/ equality adjustments etc. and you would like free advice/help, contact the NBTA London caseworkers. Telephone: 07974 298 958 Email: nbta.london.caseworker@gmail.com

IF YOU WANT TO RENT A BOAT IN LONDON/WANT TO FIND OUT WHY WE DON’T PERMIT RENTAL ADS IN THE GROUP? READ THIS FIRST: http://bit.ly/2hOAy1G

FUEL BOATS

(East side of London)
Baron - Noah - 07775580342 - (all fuels and pump out) LV to Limehouse.
https://www.facebook.com/baron.coal...
Clover - Michael Pinnock 07725 754570 (based at South Island Marina, Ponders End)
(West side of London)
Tom Tug/Taurus - Pete Wakeham - 07774 166497 (Denham to Brentford /bulls bridge to Camden)
Ash - Pete Wakeham - 07774 166497 (Denham to Brentford /bulls bridge to Camden .)

Here also is THIS site for fuel boats further afield
http://lock13.co.uk/boats/coaldiese...

Towing/tugs
Towing/barge hire Pete Wakeham 07774166497
Tug tiny- P & S MARINE 01923 248372 www.pandsmarine.co.uk

OTHER FUEL DELIVERY

Delivery by land around East, North and Centralish London (Paddington/Westbourne/Kensal), and up into Herts Johnny Paterson. 07444 180802 smilingjohnnydiesel@gmail.com Gas, logs, coal oil antifreeze (for diesel see Diesel Doug)

Diesel Doug (for diesel obvs) 07809-397168

OTHER FUEL SUPPLIERS

New Era Fuels - 0844 245 6661
http://www.neweraoil.co.uk/contacts...
South Island Marina, Ponders End
Diesel, gas, solid fuel, kindling etc
http://www.southislandmarina.co.uk/...

Find a gas stockist - incl. Android and Iphone calor gas stockist finding app
http://www.calor.co.uk/help-and-adv...

Roydon Lock House (river Stort, Essex) https://www.facebook.com/Roydon-lock-house-211762228956703/?ref=ts&fref=tsAlso

OTHER

Google your nearest petrol station/B&Q, Home Bargains or Aldi (usually seasonal, selling only October to March). Wilko sell heatlogs, kindling, firelighters, firebricks etc. Halfords sell loo chemical.

BSS EXAMINERS

Peter Wakeham - 07774 166497
Ron Gooding -07909520920 (Marine Gas Safe)
Ian Fisher 07780637120
William Flannery 07767755081 (Marine Gas Safe)

Or for the full list look here:
http://www.boatsafetyscheme.org/boa...

How to prepare for your boat safety inspection (useful checklists etc) https://www.boatsafetyscheme.org/bo...

SURVEYS

William Flannery 07767 755 081
Elliott Berry Marine Surveys 07500 881 731
Alan Broomfield 07836 584 148
Ralph Kitts 07956 333 892
Lee Cudmore-Ray 07807 820 390
The full list of England inland waterways craft surveyors: http://bit.ly/2rlA1Fd

OTHER TRADESMEN

The admin of this group are not responsible for any advice posted by members of this group and we do not check the credentials of anyone who promotes their services here. It is your responsibility to check their ID and qualifications. Any disputes posted on the group will be deleted.

POI MAP

https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/v... Please add any useful points of interest on this map such as water, recycling and elsan points, and launderettes etc. Please don't go off topic (restaurants, pubs and hairdressers) as it might all get a bit much.

OTHER MAPS AND SANITARY STATION/WATER POINT LOCATIONS

http://opencanalmap.uk/ Canals overlay for Google maps for your phone/tablet/laptop.
http://www.waterscape.com/things-to... downloadable pdf guides of canals , includes maps, locations of taps, elsan, boatyards and also has stoppages (closures)
https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/noti... Stoppages - download a list of stoppages (closures) or sign up for text or email alerts of emergency stoppages for the canals where you cruise. For a paper map book of the London area canals and rivers, Google ‘Collins Nicholsons Waterways Guide 1’

ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION

Disposal of oil and other waste recycling:
http://www.oilbankline.org.uk/
http://www.recyclenow.com/
If you spot a pollution incident dial 0800 80 70 60

Disposal of non-domestic waste (old boat fit-out/building type waste that should not be disposed of in boater bins) http://www.gkillengreyandson.co.uk/ (in Enfield for Lea and Stort)

WASTE OIL/BILGE WATER/BATTERIES

(in containers)
peter wakeham (systems in blue ltd) on the coal boat 07774166497
Battery Recycling
EMR - Canning Town http://uk.emrgroup.com/.

The environment/avoiding pollution
http://www.thegreenblue.org.uk/boat...

If you find an oily/injured/sick waterbird
Call 01932 240790 for the swan sanctuary or 03001234999 for rspca emergency.

CRIME

Canal Danger Map - This is a map of crime on the London Waterways. Please contact Keith T Brown if you wish to add a crime location to this map. http://goo.gl/6p4Tyv

Project Kraken (Met police Division which polices the waterways)
http://content.met.police.uk/Site/m...

999 to report an emergency
101 to report a crime to operation Kraken - this is important to help police to build up a picture of crime hotspots on waterways and therefore be able to target those areas.

Useful site in the event your bike is stolen
http://www.findthatbike.co.uk/

GENERAL BOATING

Boat basics/licensing/moorings/navigational info
Boaters Handbook - https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/medi...
(for the canal and the Lee and Stort) http://canalrivertrust.org.uk/boati...
(for the River Thames above Teddington) https://www.gov.uk/browse/environme...
(for the Thames Tideway) http://www.pla.co.uk/
Thames tideway cruising guide pdf for download http://www.stpancrascc.co.uk/node/8...
Stoppages (sign up for alerts) https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/noti...

Other support/resources
New London Boaters: a closed group for anyone new to boating in London https://www.facebook.com/groups/new...
Boating etiquette http://www.considerateboater.com/

Sharing the river with rowers for better boaters/rowers relations on the stretch of the Lea Navigation between Old Ford Lock and Tottenham Lock http://learc.org.uk/narrowboats/

OTHER

Glass replacement and window fitting
Kingsland Glass and Glazing - amazing value and friendly staff. A pane of glass cut for a typical 'bus' style window under £15. 279 Kingsland Rd, London E2 8AS 020 7739 8868

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