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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.9 of 2018 - Vessels Licensed as Ship Towage Tugs by the Port of London Authority
Date Published: 16-Jul-18

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.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

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

L13 of 2018 - Leigh Channel - Leigh Buoy - Buoy Repositioned
Date Published: 23-Jul-18

L12 of 2018 - Sea Reach - Calor & London Gateway - Tide Monitoring Equipment
Date Published: 19-Jul-18

L9 of 2018 - Canvey Island - Wash and Draw-off Dangers on Public Beaches
Date Published: 25-May-18

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Current Middle River Notices

M54 of 2018 - Battersea Reach - Battersea Rail Bridge - Arch Closures
Date Published: 06-Aug-18

M53 of 2018 - Bow Creek - Lower Lea Crossing - Arch Control
Date Published: 06-Aug-18

M52 of 2018 - Race for Doggett's Coat & Badge - London Bridge to Albert Bridge - River Closure
Date Published: 02-Aug-18

M51 of 2018 - Greenwich Reach to Cross Deep - The Great River Race
Date Published: 30-Jul-18

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

M48 of 2018 - Bow Creek - Castle Wharf & Hercules Wharf - Construction of a Flood Defence Wall & Tidal Terrace
Date Published: 16-Jul-18

M46 of 2018 - Deptford Creek - Phoenix Wharf Berthing Face Construction
Date Published: 13-Jul-18

M44 of 2018 - Kings Reach - Cannon Street Railway Bridge Arch Closure
Date Published: 03-Jul-18

M39 of 2018 - Richmond Lock & Weir Draw Off 2018
Date Published: 31-May-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

M28 of 2018 - Lambeth Reach - Victoria Embankment Cofferdam Construction Works
Date Published: 26-Mar-18

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

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

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

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

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

U15 of 2018 - Greenwich Reach to Cross Deep - The Great River Race
Date Published: 30-Jul-18

U12 of 2018 - Richmond Lock & Weir Draw Off 2018
Date Published: 31-May-18

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

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

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

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