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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.5 of 2019 - Tower Pier to Shornmead Light - Subsurface Towed Equipment Survey
Date Published: 14-Feb-19

No.4 of 2019 - Vessels Licensed as Ship Towage Tugs by the Port of London Authority
Date Published: 08-Feb-19

No.3 of 2019 - Woolwich Reach - Environment Agency - Thames Barrier Closures
Date Published: 08-Feb-19

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

No.21 of 2018 - Updated PLA Publication - Recreational Users Guide
Date Published: 11-Dec-18

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

L5 of 2019 - Sea Reach - Oikos Jetty No.2 - Lifting Activities
Date Published: 18-Feb-19

L4 of 2019 - Northfleet Hope - Fender Repair - Northfleet Hope Container Terminal
Date Published: 11-Feb-19

L3 of 2019 - Gravesend Reach - Seacon Tower Wharf - Timber Fender Refurbishment
Date Published: 30-Jan-19

L2 of 2019 - West Leigh Buoy - Temporary Emergency Wreck - Marking Buoy
Date Published: 23-Jan-19

L1 of 2019 - Northfleet Hope - Dolphin Replacement Works - Tilbury Landing Stage
Date Published: 07-Jan-19

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

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

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Current Middle River Notices

M9 of 2019 - Battersea Reach - Battersea Rail Bridge - Arch Closures
Date Published: 08-Feb-19

M8 of 2019 - Limehouse Reach - Convoys Wharf - Deconstruction Works - Obstruction
Date Published: 01-Feb-19

M7 of 2019 - Wandsworth Reach - Wandsworth Riverside Quarter - Pier Extension
Date Published: 21-Jan-19

M6 of 2019 - Woolwich Reach - Royal Wharf - Installation of Piles
Date Published: 18-Jan-19

M4 of 2019 - Chelsea Reach - Chelsea Embankment - Construction Works
Date Published: 04-Jan-19

M1 of 2019 - Upper Pool - The Tower of London - 2019 Gun Salutes
Date Published: 02-Jan-19

M90 of 2018 - Woolwich Reach (Upper) - island Jetty - Deconstruction Works in Progress - Obstruction
Date Published: 27-Dec-18

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

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

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

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

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Current Upper River Notices

U5 of 2019 - Horse Reach (Lower) - Richmond Rail Bridge - Arch Closures
Date Published: 11-Feb-19

U4 of 2019 - Horse Reach (Lower) - Kew Rail Bridge - Arch Closures
Date Published: 08-Feb-19

U2 of 2019 - Oxford and Cambridge University - Pre-Boat Race Fixtures
Date Published: 30-Jan-19

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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