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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

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Current Portwide Notices

No.20 of 2016 - Woolwich Reach - Environment Agency - Thames Barrier Closure
Date Published: 16-Aug-16

No.19 of 2016 - Vessels Licensed as Ship Towage Tugs By The Port of London Authority
Date Published: 09-Aug-16

No.18 of 2016 - PLA Publications
Date Published: 27-Jul-16

No.14 of 2016 - Updated PLA Publication - Code of Practice for Passenger Vessel Operations on the Thames 2016
Date Published: 16-Jun-16

No.13 of 2016 - Amendment to PLA Publication - Code of Practice for Craft Towage Operations on the Thames 2014
Date Published: 16-Jun-16

No.12 of 2016 - Safe Mooring of Vessels on the Thames
Date Published: 15-Jun-16

No.11 of 2016 - Port of London Authority - Local Knowledge Endorsements
Date Published: 15-Jun-16

No.10 of 2016 - General Directions for Navigation in the Port of London 2016
Date Published: 27-May-16

No.8 of 2016 - Rowing, Paddling & Sailing Events - Online Calendar
Date Published: 01-Apr-16

No.6 of 2016 - Woolwich Reach - Environment Agency - Thames Barrier Closures
Date Published: 23-Feb-16

No.1 of 2016 - Notices Remaining in Force at 1st January 2016
Date Published: 04-Jan-16

No.25 of 2015 - Updated PLA Publication - Guidance to Berth Operators on the Thames 2012
Date Published: 22-Dec-15

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.15 of 2015 - Amendments to PLA Publication - Permanent Notices to Mariners 2014
Date Published: 14-Sep-15

No.13 of 2015 - Amendment to PLA Publication - Code of Practice Ship Towage Operations on the Thames
Date Published: 27-Aug-15

No.11 of 2015 - Updated PLA Publication - Mariners' Guide to Bridges on the Tidal Thames
Date Published: 28-Jul-15

No.10 of 2014 - Use of Automatic Identification Systems in the Port of London
Date Published: 22-Apr-14

No.3 of 2014 - Yantlet Secondary Channels
Date Published: 30-Jan-14

No.2 of 2014 - Maintenance Dredging on the Thames
Date Published: 23-Jan-14

No.8 of 2013 - Code of Practice for the Safe Mooring of Vessels on the Thames 2010 Amendments
Date Published: 21-May-13

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Current Lower & Estuary Notices

L12 of 2016 - Gravesend Reach - Gravesham Annual Fireworks Display
Date Published: 08-Sep-16

L11 of 2016 - Gravesend Reach - Tilbury Landing Stage Lower Dolphin
Date Published: 23-Aug-16

L8 of 2016 - Princes Channel - Re-positioning of Princes Outer Buoy
Date Published: 02-Aug-16

L31 of 2015 - Thames Estuary - General Direction 13(3) Navigational Safety Requirements Compliance
Date Published: 18-Dec-15

L28 of 2015 - Gravesend Reach - Imperial Jetty - Repair Works
Date Published: 22-Sep-15

L24 of 2015 - Erith Reach - Callender Wharf - Demolition
Date Published: 21-Aug-15

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Current Middle River Notices

M74 of 2016 - Barn Elms Reach - UXO Surveys and Sampling
Date Published: 23-Sep-16

M73 of 2016 - Upper Pool - Tower Bridge - Helicopter Filming Operations
Date Published: 21-Sep-16

M72 of 2016 - Upper Pool - London Bridge - Arch Closures
Date Published: 20-Sep-16

M71 of 2016 - Kings Reach - Charing Cross Bridge - Arch Closures
Date Published: 19-Sep-16

M68 of 2016 - Kings Reach - Blackfriars Bridges - Arch Closure
Date Published: 12-Sep-16

M67 of 2016 - Lambeth Reach - Survey Operations 20th to 24th September 2016
Date Published: 12-Sep-16

M62 of 2016 - Bugsby's Reach to Woolwich Reach - London Regatta - Sunday 2nd October 2016
Date Published: 18-Aug-16

M59 of 2016 - Temporary Art Installation - 30th August to 30th September 2016
Date Published: 12-Aug-16

M55 of 2016 - Richmond Lock & Weir Draw Off - Weirs Open 30th October to 20th November 2016
Date Published: 26-Jul-16

M53 of 2016 - Wandsworth Reach - Temporary Barge Mooring
Date Published: 19-Jul-16

M49 of 2016 - Lambeth Reach - Victoria Embankment
Date Published: 29-Jun-16

M45 of 2016 - Lower Pool - Chambers Wharf Construction
Date Published: 16-Jun-16

M31 of 2016 - Bow Creek - Leamouth Lifting Footbridge
Date Published: 14-Apr-16

M29 of 2016 - Upper Pool - Battle Bridge Buoy - Re-Instatement
Date Published: 08-Apr-16

M26 of 2016 - Greenwich Reach to Cross Deep - Traditional Rowing Events in London 2016
Date Published: 21-Mar-16

M12 of 2016 - Battersea Reach - Position Of Temporary Mooring
Date Published: 05-Feb-16

M7 of 2016 - Upper Pool - The Tower of London - Gun Salutes
Date Published: 18-Jan-16

M82 of 2015 - Kings Reaches - Baynard House Exclusion Zone
Date Published: 22-Dec-15

M76 of 2015 - Kings Reach - Blackfriars Road & Rail Bridges - No.2 Arch Closure
Date Published: 19-Nov-15

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Current Upper River Notices

U11 of 2016 - Barn Elms Reach - UXO Surveys and Sampling
Date Published: 23-Sep-16

U10 of 2016 - Mortlake to Barn Elms Reach - River Closures - 2016-17 Head of the River Races
Date Published: 01-Sep-16

U7 of 2016 - Richmond Lock & Weir Draw Off - Weirs Open 30th October to 20th November 2016
Date Published: 26-Jul-16

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