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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.11 of 2019 - New PLA Publication - The Tideway Code - A Code of Practice for Rowing & Paddling on the Tidal Thames 2019
Date Published: 11-Jun-19

No.10 of 2019 - Vessels Licensed as Ship Towage Tugs by the Port of London Authority.
Date Published: 29-May-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.7 of 2019 - Updated PLA Publication - Code of Practice for Craft Towage Operations on the Thames
Date Published: 13-Mar-19

No.5 of 2019 - Tower Pier to Shornmead Light - Subsurface Towed Equipment Survey
Date Published: 14-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.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.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

L25 of 2019 - Leigh Channel - SW Barrow Buoy - Repositioned
Date Published: 17-Jun-19

L24 of 2019 - Gravesend Reach to Mouse Channel - 88th Thames Sailing Barge Match
Date Published: 07-Jun-19

L23 of 2019 - Gravesend Reach - Tilbury 2 - Marine Works
Date Published: 07-Jun-19

L22 of 2019 - Gravesend Reach - Floodgate Replacement Works - Gravesend Canal Basin
Date Published: 03-Jun-19

L21 of 2019 - Halfway Reach - Fisheries Research - Halfway Anchorage & Southern Outfall Jetty
Date Published: 29-May-19

L16 of 2019 - Northfleet Hope - Halls Northfleet Jetty - Conveyor Works.
Date Published: 18-Apr-19

L12 of 2019 - Canvey Island - Wash and Draw-off Dangers on Public Beaches
Date Published: 03-Apr-19

L8 of 2019 - Long Reach - Navigator Terminal - Temporary Scaffolding Works on Jetty 2
Date Published: 28-Feb-19

L7 of 2019 - Northfleet Hope & Gravesend Reach - Northfleet Upper Light - Sector Light Relocation
Date Published: 22-Feb-19

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

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

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

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Current Middle River Notices

M37 of 2019 - Lambeth Reach - Charing Cross Rail Bridge - Arch Closures
Date Published: 07-Jun-19

M36 of 2019 - Kings Reach - Illuminated River Foundation - Arch Closures at Cannon Street & Southwark Bridge
Date Published: 29-May-19

M34 of 2019 - Upper Pool - St Saviours Swing Footbridge - Bridge Arch Closure
Date Published: 14-May-19

M31 of 2019 - Kings Reach - Tower Lifeboat - Pier Maintenance
Date Published: 09-May-19

M30 of 2019 - Nine Elms Reach - Battersea Power Station Jetty - Bridge Installation
Date Published: 08-May-19

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

M26 of 2019 - Kings Reach - Bankside Pier - Dredging Operations
Date Published: 01-May-19

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

M23 of 2019 - Bugsby's Reach - Blackwall Point Special Mark and Control Measures
Date Published: 25-Apr-19

M20 of 2019 - Upper Pool - Battle Bridge Buoy - Re-Instatement
Date Published: 21-Mar-19

M19 of 2019 - Kings Reach - Blackfriars Bridges - No.2 Arch Smart Signal Light
Date Published: 21-Mar-19

M18 of 2019 - Bow Creek - Castle Wharf & Hercules Wharf - Construction of a Flood Defence Wall & Tidal Terrace
Date Published: 20-Mar-19

M14 of 2019 - Woolwich Reach (Upper) - Island Jetty - Repositioned Cardinal Mark
Date Published: 27-Feb-19

M12 of 2019 - Nine Elms Reach - Heathwall Pumping Station - Construction Works
Date Published: 25-Feb-19

M10 of 2019 - Cross Deep to Woolwich Reach (Upper) - Traditional Rowing Events in London 2019
Date Published: 21-Feb-19

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

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

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

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

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Current Upper River Notices

Richmond Lock and Weir 125th birthday refurbishment underway - Due for completion in November, the £500,000 project requires the temporary closure of public access to the structure’s walkways, with extensive scaffolding needed to enable the application of 3,500 litres of paint, carefully sourced to meet English Heritage specifications.
Date Published: 14-Jun-19

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

U12 of 2019 - Brentford Reach to Horse Reach (Lower) - Mass Paddle
Date Published: 11-Jun-19

U6 of 2019 - Cross Deep to Woolwich Reach (Upper) - Traditional Rowing Events in London 2019
Date Published: 21-Feb-19

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

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