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Notices to Mariners

Notices to Mariners provide essential, up to date information and advice to those supporting navigation and commercial shipping in the Port of London. Subjects will include (but not be limited to) advice on PLA procedures and/or requirements and notification of new and updated rules and regulations for navigation.

Some Notices remain effective indefinitely and these are subsequently published as Permanent Notices to Mariners. Click here to view

In addition to the Notices to Mariners below, events are also promulgated here - in the Events Calendar.

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Current Portwide Notices

No.16 of 2017 - Vessels Licensed as Ship Towage Tugs by the Port of London Authority
Date Published: 12-Jun-17

No.15 of 2017 - Pilot Exemption Certificate Validity
Date Published: 02-Jun-17

No.13 of 2017 - New PLA Publication - Code of Practice for Paddling on the Tideway 2017
Date Published: 11-May-17

No.12 of 2017 - Amendment to PLA Publication - Rowing on the Tideway - A Code of Practice for Rowing on the Tidal Thames 2015
Date Published: 28-Apr-17

No.11 of 2017 - Updated PLA Publication - Code of Practice for Craft Towage Operations on the Thames
Date Published: 20-Apr-17

No.7 of 2017 - Bridge Manning Requirements
Date Published: 16-Mar-17

No.5 of 2017 - Woolwich Reach Environment Agency Thames Barrier Closures
Date Published: 10-Feb-17

No.1 of 2017 - Notices Remaining in Force at 1st January 2017
Date Published: 03-Jan-17

No.21 of 2016 - Updated PLA Publication - Recreational Users Guide
Date Published: 10-Nov-16

No.18 of 2016 - PLA Publications
Date Published: 27-Jul-16

No.14 of 2016 - Updated PLA Publication - Code of Practice for Passenger Vessel Operations on the Thames 2016
Date Published: 16-Jun-16

No.12 of 2016 - Safe Mooring of Vessels on the Thames
Date Published: 15-Jun-16

No.11 of 2016 - Port of London Authority - Local Knowledge Endorsements
Date Published: 15-Jun-16

No.8 of 2016 - Rowing, Paddling & Sailing Events - Online Calendar
Date Published: 01-Apr-16

No.23 of 2015 - Thames Estuary - London & Medway Pilotage Districts - Pilot Transfer Arrangements & Declaration
Date Published: 23-Nov-15

No.22 of 2015 - Definitive Berths List
Date Published: 20-Nov-15

No.11 of 2015 - Updated PLA Publication - Mariners' Guide to Bridges on the Tidal Thames
Date Published: 28-Jul-15

No.10 of 2014 - Use of Automatic Identification Systems in the Port of London
Date Published: 22-Apr-14

No.3 of 2014 - Yantlet Secondary Channels
Date Published: 30-Jan-14

No.2 of 2014 - Maintenance Dredging on the Thames
Date Published: 23-Jan-14

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Current Lower & Estuary Notices

L10 of 2017 - Gravesend Reach to Mouse Channel - 86th Thames Sailing Barge Match
Date Published: 12-Jun-17

L9 of 2017 - Lower District - Discontinuation of Obsolete Navigational Marks
Date Published: 06-Jun-17

L8 of 2017 - St Clements Reach - Grays Terminal - Survey Operations
Date Published: 25-May-17

L7 of 2017 - Long Reach - Harrisons Wharf - Heavy Lift Operations
Date Published: 25-May-17

L5 of 2017 - Gravesend Reach - Jack-Up Barge Sampling
Date Published: 10-May-17

L4 of 2017 - Princes Channel - Britned Cable Survey
Date Published: 28-Apr-17

L3 of 2017 - Kentish Flats Offshore Windfarm - Unidentified Submerged Object
Date Published: 24-Apr-17

L2 of 2017 - Erith Reach - Erith Causeway
Date Published: 07-Apr-17

L1 of 2017 - Canvey Island - Wash and Draw-off Dangers on Public Beaches
Date Published: 17-Mar-17

L8 of 2016 - Princes Channel - Re-positioning of Princes Outer Buoy
Date Published: 02-Aug-16

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Current Middle River Notices

M56 of 2017 - Upper Pool - HMS Belfast - Replacement of Sewage Pumps
Date Published: 22-Jun-17

M54 of 2017 - Kings Reach - Watermark Place - Soil Investigation Works
Date Published: 15-Jun-17

M53 of 2017 - Bugbsy's Reach - Blackwall Point Special Mark and Control Measures
Date Published: 12-Jun-17

M51 of 2017 - Richmond Lock & Weir Draw Off 2017 - Weirs Open 29th October to 19th November
Date Published: 01-Jun-17

M50 of 2017 - Kings Reach - Blackfriars Site - Investigation Works
Date Published: 01-Jun-17

M49 of 2017 - Upper Pool - Battle Bridge Buoy - Re-Instatement
Date Published: 31-May-17

M47 of 2017 - Greenwich Reach - Fireworks Display and Local Traffic Control
Date Published: 23-May-17

M46 of 2017 - Lower Pool - Fountain Square - River Wall Works
Date Published: 23-May-17

M41 of 2017 - Chelsea Reach - Chelsea Embankment - Trial Pits
Date Published: 15-May-17

M40 of 2017 - Lower Pool - King Edward Memorial Park - Construction
Date Published: 05-May-17

M37 of 2017 - Upper Pool - Tower Bridge - Arch Closure
Date Published: 24-Apr-17

M36 of 2017 - Thames Barrier Control Zone - Thames Barrier Temporary Navigation Lights
Date Published: 21-Apr-17

M35 of 2017 - Wandsworth Reach - Hurlingham Wharf - River Wall Strengthening
Date Published: 20-Apr-17

M34 of 2017 - Nine Elms Reach - Kirtling Street Works Site - Jetty Construction
Date Published: 19-Apr-17

M27 of 2017 - Lower Pool - Shadwell Slipway Construction
Date Published: 14-Mar-17

M25 of 2017 - Cross Deep to Woolwich Reach (Upper) - Traditional Rowing Events in London 2017
Date Published: 10-Mar-17

M15 of 2017 - Lambeth Reach - Millbank Lower Barge Mooring
Date Published: 21-Feb-17

M13 of 2017 - Lower Pool - Chambers Wharf Construction
Date Published: 16-Feb-17

M6 of 2017 - Limehouse Reach - Duke Shore Wharf - Wall Stabilisation Works
Date Published: 18-Jan-17

M4 of 2017 - Wandsworth Reach - River Wandle Weir Removal
Date Published: 11-Jan-17

M1 of 2017 - Upper Pool - The Tower of London - 2017 Gun Salutes
Date Published: 03-Jan-17

M53 of 2016 - Wandsworth Reach - Temporary Barge Mooring
Date Published: 19-Jul-16

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Current Upper River Notices

U6 of 2017 - Horse Reach to Mortlake Reach - Temporary Water Quality Monitoring Buoys
Date Published: 09-Jun-17

U5 of 2017 - Richmond Lock & Weir Draw Off 2017 - Weirs Open 29th October to 19th November
Date Published: 01-Jun-17

U3 of 2017 - Cross Deep to Woolwich Reach (Upper) - Traditional Rowing Events in London 2017
Date Published: 10-Mar-17

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