The Ocean Diva party boat will ruin the most historic part of the Thames

The Ocean Diva party boat will ruin the most historic part of the Thames

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The proposed Ocean Diva party boat will be the biggest ever in London, and will destroy the peace and beauty of the Thames. Described by the Guardian as " not just a boat, but a craft three storeys high and the length of a football pitch that was capable of hosting 1,500 passengers, with glitzy interiors, well-stocked bars, and lots of open deck space and dance floors. And a helipad."

Local residents and businesses are outraged. Amir Eden, chair of the Living Bankside group, which represents over 13,000 residents along the river from the Oxo Tower to City Hall, says the boat’s presence would be detrimental to both people and river: “It will ruin views for thousands of people when it’s moored. It will be a real eyesore blocking views for thousands of people when it’s stationary and a safety risk when it’s afloat.”

Objections have also been raised from everyone from the Church of England, which said the increase in party boats “has had a detrimental effect upon the life of the communities around the river”, to the Environment Agency, which said the new pontoon would destroy bird habitats and contribute to erosion, and that dredging work would release high levels of contamination from the sediment into the water. But the pressure of big money and big business is in dang of steamrollering this through.

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