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Oct. 2, 2018

Get Drastic on Plastic

Drowning in Plastic can help turn the tide says Water Witch director

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Sept. 17, 2018

Water Witch turns it's hand to other tasks

Water Witch Workboats have increased their innovative range of equipment for the versatile 'Buddy' Trash Skimmer boats..

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Aug. 14, 2018

Are we drowning in a sea of plastics?

Plastics all around - a warning.

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Aug. 14, 2018

Turning the Tide on Plastic Debris

Trash boat cleaning plastic pollution for Sutton Harbour, Plymouth, UK

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June 8, 2018

World Oceans Day

Beat Plastic Pollution
 

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May 28, 2018

Innovative business creating a sea change

A pioneering Liverpool company acclaimed for designing and building innovative workboats and dredgers to clean up pollution from the world's waterways is celebrating this week.

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Oct. 19, 2016

Latest Water Witch workboat on sea trials

Following a 6 month build in Liverpool UK, the latest Water Witch waterway cleanup vessel has just been launched and put on her pre-delivery trials within the historic Stanley Basin before shipping.

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Oct. 18, 2016

New trade partner "down under!"

Following a global search for a new work boat supplier, Water Witch is proud to announce its partnership with Australia's leading supplier of precision spill management products and services, SpillPro.

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Feb. 2, 2015

NEW! Self-Propelled Pontoon Plaform

Water Witch Workboat's latest innovation in road transportable lightweight aluminium pontoons and work platforms
 

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Sept. 1, 2014

Modular Floating Pontoons, Platforms, Docks

Water Witch have recently introduced a brand new range of road transportable aluminium docks and work platforms.

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Nov. 18, 2013

Water Witch Workboat's latest build, 'Urgarbi IV' now in service in Bilbao, Spain

The Mark 3 surface dredger took 30 weeks to build and is fitted with a high capacity mesh scoop attachment for recovering all types of floating debris, from small styrofoam cups to larger items.

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Feb. 1, 2013

Mk. 2 Water Witch To Hydro-Electric Dam

A Water Witch has recently gone into service in Iligan, the Philippines ? the 72nd vessel of this design to be built.

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July 27, 2012

Buddy Boat For Olympic Park

Prior to the 2012 Olympic Games our Buddy hire boat went into service cleaning up the waterways on the Olympic Park site in East London. The boat was such a success that following completion of the games the contractor with responsibility for the on-going maintenance of the prestigious site, The Landscape Group, commissioned the build of a 7m version.

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June 6, 2012

Electric Powered Buddy Boat

An electric powered 8M Buddy is now in service working on the famous canals in Amsterdam for Waternet, the Government Authority responsible for the maintenance of the Dutch waterways.

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May 10, 2011

New oil spill response: the 'Pollution Pod'

The 8m Buddy pontoon workboat is an ideal platform for oil spill response, with the advantage of having the capability for rapid response due to her own launch and recovery trailer. Read more...

March 31, 2011

New 12v Powered Collection Basket

Latest innovation for the Buddy catamaran is a 12v electric powered winch option for the collection basket. Read more...

March 18, 2011

A New Boat That Does It All

More coverage of our Norway Buddy, this time in Fore & Aft Magazine see page 28 or click below to read the story here. Read more...

July 20, 2010

"Swallows rubbish, dead rats and seagulls"

Read what one of our latest Buddies has been up to in the Norwegian town of Sandefjord, as reported by Sandefjords Blad - including video!

Read the Google-translated article (Or the original Norwegian here)

April 28, 2010

How we killed paradise with plastic: Grotesque consequences of our casual throwaway culture

The sea surrounding the remote Pacific atoll of Midway is vivid turquoise, the sky a deep blue. At first sight it is a paradise, a nature reserve for two million laysan albatrosses. But then you look again. Where there ought to be pristine beach, there is rubbish. Tons of it. Rope, shampoo bottles, computer casings, plastic sheeting, fragments of artificial white and blue.
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April 16, 2010

World marine debris totals 10 million pieces in 1-day cleanup

WASHINGTON, April 13 (Reuters) - More than 10 million pieces of trash were plucked from the world's waterways in a single day last year. But for Philippe Cousteau, the beach sandals that washed up in the Norwegian arctic symbolized the global nature of the problem of marine debris. Read more...

Dec. 17, 2009

Pre-Christmas cleanup

As part of its bid to make its neighbourhoods cleaner, greener and safer, social landlord Riverside took part in a canal cleanup and towpath tidy in Litherland.
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March 26, 2009

Tidal Wave of Trash Threatens Our Oceans

April 2009 is the launch date for an extraordinary project: A Convenient Truth, or ACT. Young Dutch academics create an international network to look for solutions to important global problems, and will put their solutions into practice. The first subject they will tackle is the plastic waste in the oceans. Read more...

Dec. 10, 2008

New boat for The Pearl, Qatar

Liverpool based Water Witch workboats is associated with specialist waterway maintenance and functional utility craft in steel and aluminium. The family-run firm has just completed a 7m Buddy Catamaran for Ronautica Middle East in Qatar ? a new market for the Company. Read more...

Sept. 12, 2008

Call For Action To Protect Sea Life From Plastic Litter

The Prince of Wales has expressed his deep concern for the threat posed to marine life from increasing levels of plastic litter at sea and on the shore. Read more...

June 12, 2008

Buddy Buster for UK Trust

Supported through Awards for All under the UK National Lottery, Chelmer Canal Trust and Essex Waterways, the local arm of the Inland Waterways Association, have been able to purchase a new innovative workboat for use on the Chelmer and Blackwater Navigation. Read more...