Thames Rib Charter, a trading division of Solent Rib Charters Ltd, is the only UK Rib operator that is ISO 9001 certified. Our certification demonstrates that we operate a quality management system which is audited to and meets international standards. We embrace this system to ensure that we learn continuously from our operations and run to the highest possible standard.

Port of London Authority

All Ribs carrying passengers on the River Thames have to be surveyed and certified by the Port of London Authority (PLA). We fully comply with the extensive rules and regulations used by the PLA to govern high speed operations on the River Thames. Our Ribs are also coded to the highest possible level available for each category of Rib by the Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA).

Thames Estuary

All boats on our fleet are coded to a minimum of 20 nautical miles from a safe haven. The highest certification that we carry is MCA Cat 1 allowing day or night operation up to 150 miles from a safe haven. Our coding makes our boats suitable for operation anywhere on the Thames and surrounding sea areas.

Health and safety

Meticulous planning for all events or projects means relevant risk assessments and method statements are all supplied upon request. Our Skippers hold all necessary maritime qualifications, so whatever your area of operation, our crew will be certified.

PCA Code of Practice

We are fully compliant with the Professional Charterer’s Association Code of Practice which governs
every element of the safe operation of high speed passenger carrying Ribs.
We are proud to have worked extensively with the PCA in formulation of the Code.