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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.

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.13 of 2021 - Woolwich Reach - Environment Agency - Thames Barrier Closures
Date Published: 20-Jul-21

No.12 of 2021 - Navigational Conduct of Vessels Subject to Compulsory Pilotage
Date Published: 16-Jul-21

No.11 of 2021 - Updated PLA Publication - General Directions 2021 - GD 14 - Restricted Visibility
Date Published: 05-Jul-21

No.10 of 2021 - Code of Practice for Ship Towage Operations on the Thames
Date Published: 11-Jun-21

No.9 of 2021 - Maritime Declaration of Health - Update
Date Published: 25-Mar-21

No.8 of 2021 - Requests For Vessels To Proceed With Caution Or At Slow Speed
Date Published: 01-Mar-21

No.7 of 2021 - Port of London Authority - Local Knowledge Endorsement Assessments
Date Published: 01-Mar-21

No.6 of 2021 - Woolwich Reach - Environment Agency - Thames Barrier Closures
Date Published: 16-Feb-21

No.5 of 2021 - Updated PLA Publications - General Directions 2016 & Permanent NtM Withdrawal
Date Published: 15-Feb-21

No.4 of 2021 - Procedures in the Thames Barrier Control Zone
Date Published: 25-Jan-21

No.2 of 2021 - Bunkering Operations
Date Published: 04-Jan-21

No.11 of 2020 - Near Miss Reporting Campaign
Date Published: 06-Jul-20

No.10 of 2020 - Unauthorised Use of PLA Moorings
Date Published: 09-Jun-20

No.15 of 2019 - Vessels Licensed as Ship Towage Tugs by the Port of London Authority
Date Published: 17-Sep-19

No.14 of 2019 - Updated PLA Publication - Pilotage Directions 2017 (as amended)
Date Published: 02-Aug-19

No.9 of 2019 - Change of Reporting Points - Surrey Entrance to Lambeth
Date Published: 28-May-19

No.8 of 2019 - Safe Access at Terminals
Date Published: 03-Apr-19

No.1 of 2019 - Vessel Licensing Requirements
Date Published: 02-Jan-19

No.18 of 2017 - Pilot Transfer Arrangements and Means of Access
Date Published: 10-Jul-17

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Current Lower & Estuary Notices

L14 of 2021 - Sea Reach - Southend Pier - Works
Date Published: 29-Jul-21

L13 of 2021 - Gravesend Reach - Tilbury Traffic Warning Light Relocation
Date Published: 24-Jun-21

L10 of 2021 - Benfleet Creek - Benfleet Road Bridge - Full Closure.
Date Published: 28-May-21

L6 of 2021 - Erith Reach - Coldharbour Jetty - Cathodic Protection Replacement
Date Published: 12-Apr-21

L7 of 2020 - Anchorage Bunkering Operations
Date Published: 04-Mar-20

L37 of 2019 - Gravesend Reach - Special Mark Missing - Groyne No2
Date Published: 23-Aug-19

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Current Middle River Notices

M32 of 2021 - Greenwich Reach to Lambeth Reach - Alex Hickman Apprentice Barge Row
Date Published: 02-Aug-21

M31 of 2021 - Lambeth Reach - Waterloo Pier & Jubilee Gardens Diving Operations
Date Published: 28-Jul-21

M30 of 2021 - Upper Pool - Tower Bridge - Reduced Headroom
Date Published: 08-Jul-21

M26 of 2021 - Wandsworth Reach - Wandsworth Bridge Scaffolding
Date Published: 27-May-21

M14 of 2021 - London Bridge to Albert Bridge - Doggets Coat & Badge Wager - River Closures.
Date Published: 16-Mar-21

M13 of 2021 - Upper Pool - St Saviours Swing Footbridge - Bridge Arch Closure
Date Published: 25-Feb-21

M4 of 2021 - Upper Pool - Tower of London - 2021 Gun Salutes
Date Published: 20-Jan-21

M54 of 2020 - Wandsworth Reach - Wandsworth Bridge Arch Closures - Relocation & Installation of Moorings
Date Published: 04-Nov-20

M29 of 2020 - Kings Reach - Coin Street Shoal
Date Published: 29-Jul-20

M23 of 2020 - Kings Reach - Blackfriars Bridges - Cofferdam Construction and Arch Closures
Date Published: 20-Jul-20

M10 of 2020 - COVID 19 - Advance Notification - Emergency Draw Off
Date Published: 20-Mar-20

M4 of 2020 - Nine Elms Reach - Victoria Rail Bridge - Isophase Lights
Date Published: 20-Jan-20

M71 of 2019 - Nine Elms Reach - St Georges Wharf - Exclusion Zone
Date Published: 13-Nov-19

M45 of 2019 - Margaretness to Putney Bridge - Requirement to use the Authorised Channel
Date Published: 18-Jul-19

M29 of 2019 - Chelsea Reach - Cremorne Wharf Works & Operations
Date Published: 08-May-19

M25 of 2019 - Nine Elms Reach - Vauxhall Bridge - No 4 Arch Smart Signal Light
Date Published: 26-Apr-19

M61 of 2018 - Lambeth Reach - Victoria Embankment - Construction Works
Date Published: 06-Sep-18

M36 of 2018 - Barn Elms Reach - Putney Embankment Construction Works
Date Published: 21-May-18

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Current Upper River Notices

U4 of 2021 - Barn Elms Reach (Upper) - Hammersmith Bridge
Date Published: 16-Jul-21

U5 of 2020 - COVID 19 - Advance Notification - Emergency Draw Off
Date Published: 20-Mar-20

U13 of 2019 - Barn Elms Reach - Fulham Football Club - Construction of New Stand
Date Published: 12-Jun-19

U11 of 2018 - Barn Elms Reach - Putney Embankment Construction Works
Date Published: 21-May-18

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