35 new small craft moorings are to be laid on the River Thames before the end of March



Twenty of the mooring buoys will be in

two groups of ten, designated Thamesmead Lower and Thamesmead Upper, situated

on the southern side of Barking Reach, immediately downstream of Barking Creek.

The remaining 15 will be in three groups of five, on

the northern side of Gallions Reach, below Folly House Barge Roads in Blackwall

Reach, and below South Dock Marina in Limehouse Reach. The Port of London

Authority (PLA) says the trot moorings, which will be unlit, are a temporary

measure to provide small craft mooring solutions in connection with the London

Olympics.

Work is expected to begin early next month, and details

will be broadcast by London VTS on VHF Channel 14.