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ABOUT US
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We specialise in delivering comprehensive marine safety and coordination services for film and tv productions.

From backgrounds in RNLI and RYA training, ocean yacht racing, and civilian search & rescue operations, we can tailor a marine safety and support package to provide you with a safe working system to function effectively in dynamic marine environments.

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We pull together experienced maritime professionals with swift water rescue, advanced powerboat, and HSE diving capabilities – as well as qualified medics with marine experience (to HCPC registered paramedic level) as appropriate to the requirements of each project.

Locations we have worked in include tidal estuaries and beaches, canals and inland waterways, lakes, reservoirs, and on the open ocean. From our base in London, we regularly operate on the River Thames – one of Europe’s busiest waterways – and have a proven track record of planning and delivering dynamic operations in challenging marine environments. Our project portfolio spans film and television productions, outside broadcast, and live events.

Creating a safe working environment
From handheld to technocranes...
Giving your cast/camera a dunking?
Reasons Why people choose us

Qualified professionals who speak your language

Over the past 5 years, we have worked on productions ranging from TV episodes to Hollywood Blockbusters. 

Sourcing picture boats, testing concepts, and technical assurance...
helping you navigate the paperwork

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Water Safety

Whether you’re shooting on a canal towpath, river embankment, or on the shoreline at a pond, lake, or beach – we can advise, monitor and put safety measures in place to ensure your working environment remains safe and controlled.

Get in touch today to discuss your requirements.

Filming On WATER

If you’re looking to shoot on/from the waters edge, we can facilitate getting your camera department afloat, coordinate water action and reset between takes in order for you to get the shots you need. 

From single camera boats/platforms to tracking vessels, crane shots, lighting barges and SFX setups – we can tailor a support package to fit your requirements. 

Get in touch today to discuss your requirements.

IN-WATER SUPPORT

If you’re looking to put cast or camera in the water, we have the capabilities to provide the artist training, in-water support, and safety cover you need to keep things running smoothly and safely.

Amongst our team we have experienced instructors with accreditations/affiliations with the following bodies: 

Get in touch to discuss your requirements.

planning / concepts

From testing concepts and ideas, to planning and consultancy throughout the production schedule, we offer a range of services to guide marine filming projects from start to finish. 

Our planning and consultancy services include: 

  • Risk assessments and Method Statements
  • Location feasibility studies and tidal access reports
  • Advising on technical accuracy of scripted action
  • Arranging artist training 
  • Finding doubles / supporting artists with special skills
  • Sourcing hero/picture boats 

Get in touch today to discuss your requirements.

Licences & Permits

If you’re looking to film on managed waterways in the UK, you will need to ensure that the correct licences and permits are in place. We’ve included some preliminary information below about some of the most common licencing authorities and their requirements: 

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Port of London Authority
The Port of London Authority manages all commercial activity on the tidal Thames (from Southend to Teddington).

A filming licence is required for all commercial photography and filming, which is granted subject to the approval of the harbourmaster upon receipt of detailed navigational plans and risk assessments.

As one of Europe's busiest ports, it comes as no surprise that there are a number of stringent requirements that commercial operations on the tidal Thames must adhere to, and expert skippers with local knowledge endorsements are required to navigate boats within this busy tidal port.
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Canal & River Trust
The Canal and River Trust manage over 2,000 miles of canals and rivers across England and Wales.
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Environment Agency and MMO
Depending on the location and scope of works, the permits may also be required from the Environment Agency and Marine Management Organisation.

If you’d like to discuss your requirements in detail, please feel free to get in touch with us.