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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.3 of 2018 - Changes to the PLA's Vessel Survey and Licensing Function
Date Published: 13-Mar-18

No.2 of 2018 - Woolwich Reach - Environment Agency - Thames Barrier Closures
Date Published: 19-Feb-18

No.1 of 2018 - Notices Remaining in Force at 1st January 2018
Date Published: 02-Jan-18

No.27 of 2017 - Vessels Licensed as Ship Towage Tugs by the Port of London Authority
Date Published: 31-Oct-17

No.22 of 2017 - Ultra Large Container Ship - Windage Area
Date Published: 07-Sep-17

No.21 of 2017 - Woolwich Reach - Environment Agency - Thames Barrier Closures
Date Published: 06-Sep-17

No.20 of 2017 - Reporting Incidents and Accidents
Date Published: 02-Aug-17

No.19 of 2017 - Updated PLA Publication - Pilotage Directions 2017
Date Published: 11-Jul-17

No.18 of 2017 - Pilot Transfer Arrangements and Means of Access
Date Published: 10-Jul-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.7 of 2017 - Bridge Manning Requirements
Date Published: 16-Mar-17

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

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Current Lower & Estuary Notices

L5 of 2018 - Gravesend Reach - Obstruction - Sunken Pontoon
Date Published: 02-Mar-18

L4 of 2018 - Kentish Flats Offshore Windfarm - Unidentified Submerged Object
Date Published: 27-Feb-18

L2 of 2018 - Long Reach - Purfleet Deep Water Lower - Berth Replacement Works
Date Published: 12-Jan-18

L1 of 2018 - St Clements Reach - Grays Terminal - Jetty Works
Date Published: 03-Jan-18

L26 of 2017 - Sea Reach - Temporary South Cardinal Mark - Oikos Jetty No.2 Extension
Date Published: 16-Oct-17

L18 of 2017 - Gravesend Reach - East Tilbury - Temporary Jetty
Date Published: 14-Aug-17

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Current Middle River Notices

M27 of 2018 - Cross Deep to Woolwich Reach (Upper) - Traditional Rowing Events in London 2018
Date Published: 20-Mar-18

M26 of 2018 - Greenwich Reach - Greenwich Pier - Temporary Pier Closure & Maintenance Work
Date Published: 12-Mar-18

M25 of 2018 - Upper Pool - HMS Belfast - Diving Operations
Date Published: 12-Mar-18

M23 of 2018 - Limehouse Reach - Former Downtown Restaurant - Deconstruction Works
Date Published: 28-Feb-18

M22 of 2018 - Wandsworth Reach - Hurlingham & Trinidad Wharves Construction
Date Published: 27-Feb-18

M21 of 2018 - Battersea Reach to Lambeth Reach - Battersea Bridge, Vauxhall Bridge & Lambeth Bridge Arch Closures
Date Published: 27-Feb-18

M20 of 2018 - Upper Pool - HMS Belfast - Diving Operations
Date Published: 26-Feb-18

M19 of 2018 - Greenwich Reach - Convoys Wharf - Bore Hole Operations
Date Published: 21-Feb-18

M18 of 2018 - Chelsea Reach - Chelsea Embankment Construction Works
Date Published: 21-Feb-18

M16 of 2018 - Bugsbys Reach - Silvertown Tunnel - Bore Hole Operations
Date Published: 15-Feb-18

M15 of 2018 - Lower Pool - King Edward Memorial Park Construction
Date Published: 15-Feb-18

M13 of 2018 - Thames Barrier Control Zone - Thames Barrier Temporary Navigation Lights
Date Published: 12-Feb-18

M12 of 2018 - Kings Reach - Savoy Pier - Piling,Deconstruction and Installation Works
Date Published: 09-Feb-18

M11 of 2018 - Limehouse Reach - Former Downtown Restaurant - Deconstruction Works
Date Published: 09-Feb-18

M7 of 2018 - Kings Reach - Helicopter Filming Operations - Local Traffic Control
Date Published: 26-Jan-18

M4 of 2018 - Bow Creek - Castle Wharf & Hercules Wharf - Construction of a Flood Defence Wall & Tidal Terrace
Date Published: 16-Jan-18

M1 of 2018 - Upper Pool - The Tower of London - 2018 Gun Salutes
Date Published: 02-Jan-18

M114 of 2017 - Nine Elms Reach - Albert Embankment Cofferdam Construction Works
Date Published: 20-Dec-17

M103 of 2017 - Lambeth Reach - Charing Cross Rail Bride - No.1 Arch Closures
Date Published: 02-Nov-17

M97 of 2017 - Gallions Reach - North Woolwich Barge Mooring
Date Published: 06-Oct-17

M92 of 2017 - Bugsby's Reach - Peruvian Wharf - Campshed Clearance Works
Date Published: 27-Sep-17

M86 of 2017 - Kings Reach - Blackfriars Bridge - Cofferdam Construction and Arch Closures
Date Published: 12-Sep-17

M85 of 2017 - Chelsea Reach - Chelsea Creek Footbridge - Bridge Height Reduction
Date Published: 06-Sep-17

M69 of 2017 - Lambeth Reach - Victoria Embankment - Cofferdam Construction Works
Date Published: 03-Aug-17

M64 of 2017 - Limehouse Reach - Convoys Wharf - Sunken Pontoon
Date Published: 19-Jul-17

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

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Current Upper River Notices

U9 of 2018 - Cross Deep to Woolwich Reach (Upper) - Traditional Rowing Events in London 2018
Date Published: 20-Mar-18

U8 of 2018 - Brentford Reach - Kew Road Bridge - Deconstruction Works & Reopening No.1 Arch
Date Published: 15-Mar-18

U7 of 2018 - Barn Elms Reach To Mortlake Reach (Upper) - The Boat Race Rehearsal
Date Published: 14-Mar-18

U6 of 2018 - Barn Elms Reach to Mortlake Reach (Upper) -River Closures & Local Traffic Control - The Boat Race
Date Published: 02-Mar-18

U18 of 2017 - Richmond Lock, Weir & Footbridge - Exclusion Zone
Date Published: 21-Nov-17

U12 of 2017 - Mortlake to Barn Elms Reach - River Closures - 2017-18 Head of the River Races
Date Published: 11-Sep-17

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