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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.

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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.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.13 of 2019 - Woolwich Reach - Environment Agency - Thames Barrier Closures
Date Published: 30-Jul-19

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.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.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.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

L47 of 2019 - Gravesend Reach - Cruise & Maritime Voyages Anniversary - Firework Display
Date Published: 17-Oct-19

L46 of 2019 - Halfway Reach - Fisheries Research - Halfway Anchorage & Southern Outfall Jetty
Date Published: 17-Oct-19

L45 of 2019 - Gravesend Reach - Lower Thames Crossing - Temporary Control Zone Ground Investigation Works
Date Published: 16-Oct-19

L44 of 2019 - Gravesend Reach - Tilbury2 Marine Works
Date Published: 11-Oct-19

L42 of 2019 - Gravesend Reach - Gravesend Fireworks Display
Date Published: 02-Oct-19

L41 of 2019 - Gravesend Reach - Removal of Exisitng Brow Radial Arms and Pontoon - West Street Pier
Date Published: 20-Sep-19

L40 of 2019 - Sea Reach - Berth 4 Borehole Sampling - DP World London Gateway
Date Published: 19-Sep-19

L39 of 2019 - Halfway Reach - Dredging Operations - Dagenham No.8 Jetty
Date Published: 10-Sep-19

L38 of 2019 - Sea Reach - London Gateway - Tide Monitoring Equipment
Date Published: 09-Sep-19

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

L36 of 2019 - Southend Deep Water Anchorages - Leigh Small Ship Anchorage - Monitoring Equipment
Date Published: 22-Aug-19

L35 of 2019 - Lower Hope Reach - Passive Driftwood Collector - Deployment Trail
Date Published: 12-Aug-19

L34 of 2019 - Lower Hope Reach - Lower Hope Point - Reinstatement of the Revetments
Date Published: 12-Aug-19

L30 of 2019 - Sea Reach - Leigh Deposit Buoy - Off Station
Date Published: 31-Jul-19

L29 of 2019 - Thames Estuary - Gridlink UK - Offshore & Nearshore Surveys
Date Published: 29-Jul-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

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

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Current Middle River Notices

M67 of 2019 - Wandsworth Reach - Fulham Rail Bridge - Arch Width Restrictions
Date Published: 24-Sep-19

M61 of 2019 - Upper Pool - St Saviours Swing Footbridge - Bridge Arch Closure
Date Published: 30-Aug-19

M60 of 2019 - Kings Reach - Temporary Moorings - Art Installation
Date Published: 28-Aug-19

M50 of 2019 - Richmond Lock & Weir Draw Off 2019
Date Published: 23-Jul-19

M49 of 2019 - Blackwall Reach - Enderby Wharf - Construction of Intertidal Terraces
Date Published: 23-Jul-19

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

M41 of 2019 - Kings Reach - Blackfriars Bridges - Cofferdam Construction and Arch Closures
Date Published: 15-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

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

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

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

U34 of 2019 - Horse Reach (Lower) - Richmond Lock, Weir & Footbridge - Refurbishment Works
Date Published: 04-Oct-19

U30 of 2019 - Horse Reach (Lower) - Twickenham Bridge - Arch Closures
Date Published: 17-Sep-19

U29 of 2019 - Brentford Reach - Kew Bridge - Arch Closures
Date Published: 17-Sep-19

U28 of 2019 - Mortlake Reach (Lower) - Chiswick Bridge - Arch Closures
Date Published: 17-Sep-19

U22 of 2019 - Mortlake to Barn Elms Reach - River Closures - 2019-20 Head of the River Races
Date Published: 09-Aug-19

U18 of 2019 - Richmond Lock & Weir Draw Off 2019
Date Published: 23-Jul-19

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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