Respected journalist and historian, Colin Grainger, reflects on the colourful language used by the people who lived in and around London’s Royal Docks in its heyday, taking good care not to overstep the mark… read more…
Respected journalist and historian, Colin Grainger, looks back at the games played by the thousands of children who grew up around London’s Royal Docks in its heyday. read more…
The shocking events of the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017 immediately brought back vivid memories of the Ronan Point tower block explosion. Next month marks the 50th anniversary of the accident, which killed four people and injured 17 more. read more…
RODMA worked with Kilnbridge, Mammoet and Thamescraft on a pioneering project. The Royal Docks locked in a 91m LOA semi-submersible barge, loaded two 36 x18m concrete hulls (built in the Royal Docks) with SPMTs onto the semi-submersible barge, then submerged the barge to 8m below chart datum in KGV Lock in order to float off the two concrete hulls. The hulls will now be turned into floating restaurants for Canary Wharf. Great project!
If you would like to view the operation please click here
The Department for Media, Culture and Sport have issued new guidance on opening of Marinas, it is as follows:
Marinas may re-open to allow people to visit their boats to carry out maintenance, ensuring appropriate measures are in place to follow social distancing guidelines.
In line with this, we are opening the Marina for all boatowners from Monday 18 May at 10:00 Hrs. We reserve the right to reverse this decision if the situation changes. This will be driven either by a change in Alert State; an outbreak of Covid-19 in the Marina; or boatowners not following the basic guidelines.
This week we are now cleaning the toilet and shower facilities daily (Mon-Fri).
For clarity we will not permit the following at this time:
• Leisure travel on the Thames.
• Free Movement around the Marina – please stick to going to your boat and use the ablutions if necessary.
For those who have been seeking to move your boats to another Marina/Area, this will now be supported.
We urge you to follow the Government Stay Alert Guidelines:
1. Stay at home as much as possible
2. Work from home if you can
3. Limit contact with other people
4. Keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
5. Wash your hands regularly
6. Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.
Please apply your common sense.
The welfare and safety of our staff, boatowners and members of the public are our top priority during the Covid-19 Crisis. Therefore, in keeping with this and in light of Government guidelines on essential travel, we are closing the Marina to boatowners, visitors and construction staff as from tonight (27th March 2020). We will continue to carry out checks and will include all mooring ropes on our daily rounds.
We are aware that some boatowners have been staying more than two nights per week without permission and may have no other place to go. If this applies to you, please check your emails as all boatowners have been sent information which outlines how to register this fact. The deadline to send in your registration is 9AM on Monday 30 March. We will then determine how we continue to support you during this crisis. Anyone who registers will be permitted access to their boats while this is determined.