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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.20 of 2018 - Tower Pier to Shornmead Light - Subsurface Towed Equipment Survey
Date Published: 06-Dec-18

No.19 of 2018 - Railways & Transport - Safety Act 2003 - Drink & Drugs Awareness Campaign
Date Published: 03-Dec-18

No.17 of 2018 - Margaretness to Sea Reach 1 - PEC (B) Reporting Requirements
Date Published: 30-Nov-18

No.16 of 2018 - Vessels Licensed as Ship Towage Tugs by the Port of London Authority
Date Published: 27-Nov-18

No.15 of 2018 - Change of Contact Number For The Thames Barrier Navigation Centre (TBNC)
Date Published: 19-Nov-18

No.13 of 2018 - Pilotage Directions & Associated PEC Regulations 2018
Date Published: 10-Oct-18

No.11 of 2018 - Woolwich Reach - Thames Barrier Closures
Date Published: 28-Aug-18

No.3 of 2018 - Changes to the PLA's Vessel Survey and Licensing Function
Date Published: 13-Mar-18

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

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

L26 of 2018 - Sea Reach - Oikos Jetty No.2 - Lifting Activities
Date Published: 21-Nov-18

L25 of 2018 - Gravesend Reach - Floodgate Replacement Works - Gravesend Canal Basin
Date Published: 06-Nov-18

L23 of 2018 - Gravesend Reach - Beluga Whale
Date Published: 10-Oct-18

L22 of 2018 - Halfway Reach - Demolition Works - Phoenix Wharf
Date Published: 10-Oct-18

L19 of 2018 - Gravesend Reach Lower - Subsurface Towed Survey Equipment
Date Published: 24-Sep-18

L14 of 2018 - Gravesend Reach - West Street Pier
Date Published: 07-Aug-18

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Current Middle River Notices

M87 of 2018 - Kings Reach - Millennium Bridge Maintenance - Arch Closure
Date Published: 06-Dec-18

M86 of 2018 - Kings Reach - London Bridge Maintenance - Arch Closures
Date Published: 06-Dec-18

M82 of 2018 - Upper Pool - St Saviours Swing Footbridge - Bridge Arch Closure
Date Published: 15-Nov-18

M80 of 2018 - Woolwich Reach - Installation of Gallions Buoy
Date Published: 15-Nov-18

M78 of 2018 - King's Reach - Waterloo Bridge - Arch Closures
Date Published: 02-Nov-18

M77 of 2018 - Woolwich Reach - Island Jetty - Deconstruction Works
Date Published: 02-Nov-18

M75 of 2018 - Bow Creek - Castle Wharf & Hercules Wharf - Construction of a Flood Defence Wall & Tidal Terrace
Date Published: 23-Oct-18

M74 of 2018 - Woolwich Reach - Island Jetty - Ground Investigations
Date Published: 15-Oct-18

M72 of 2018 - Wandsworth Reach - Bell Lane Creek - River Wall Maintenance
Date Published: 11-Oct-18

M70 of 2018 - King's Reach - Waterloo Bridge - Arch Closures
Date Published: 26-Sep-18

M69 of 2018 - Limehouse Reach - Convoys Wharf - Deconstruction Works
Date Published: 21-Sep-18

M67 of 2018 - Upper Pool to Nine Elms Reach - Licence For Recreational Vessels - New Year's Eve Fireworks
Date Published: 19-Sep-18

M66 of 2018 - Woolwich Reach - Woolwich Ferry Terminals - Deconstruction & Installation Works
Date Published: 18-Sep-18

M65 of 2018 - Lower Pool - King Edward Memorial Park Construction
Date Published: 18-Sep-18

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

M59 of 2018 - Wandsworth Reach - Hurlingham & Trinidad Wharves Construction
Date Published: 29-Aug-18

M58 of 2018 - Nine Elms Reach - Albert Embankment - Cofferdam Construction Works
Date Published: 28-Aug-18

M50 of 2018 - Kings Reach - Blackfriars Bridges - Cofferdam Construction and Arch Closures
Date Published: 30-Jul-18

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

M32 of 2018 - Nine Elms Reach - Heathwall Pumping Station - Construction Works
Date Published: 17-Apr-18

M31 of 2018 - Bugsbys Reach - Blackwall Point Special Mark & Control Measures
Date Published: 10-Apr-18

M30 of 2018 - Upper Pool - Battle Bridge Buoy - Re-Instatement
Date Published: 10-Apr-18

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

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

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

U20 of 2018 - Barnes Elms Reach to Mortlake Reach - Trial Eight Races
Date Published: 07-Nov-18

U19 of 2018 - Richmond Lock - Pile Extraction and Installation
Date Published: 04-Oct-18

U17 of 2018 - Mortlake to Barn Elms Reach - River Closures - 2018-19 Head of the River Closures
Date Published: 04-Sep-18

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

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