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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.27 of 2017 - Vessels Licensed as Ship Towage Tugs by the Port of London Authority
Date Published: 31-Oct-17

No.25 of 2017 - Withdrawal of PLA Publication - Code of Practice for Embarkation & Disembarkation of Pilots in the Thames Estuary
Date Published: 17-Oct-17

No.23 of 2017 - Class B PEC Grandfather Rights
Date Published: 25-Sep-17

No.22 of 2017 - Ultra Large Container Ship - Windage Area
Date Published: 07-Sep-17

No.21 of 2017 - Woolwich Reach - Environment Agency - Thames Barrier Closures
Date Published: 06-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.15 of 2017 - Pilot Exemption Certificate Validity
Date Published: 02-Jun-17

No.13 of 2017 - New PLA Publication - Code of Practice for Paddling on the Tideway 2017
Date Published: 11-May-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.11 of 2017 - Updated PLA Publication - Code of Practice for Craft Towage Operations on the Thames
Date Published: 20-Apr-17

No.7 of 2017 - Bridge Manning Requirements
Date Published: 16-Mar-17

No.1 of 2017 - Notices Remaining in Force at 1st January 2017
Date Published: 03-Jan-17

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

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

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Current Lower & Estuary Notices

L27 of 2017 - St Clements Reach - Grays Terminal - Jetty Works
Date Published: 07-Nov-17

L26 of 2017 - Sea Reach - Temporary South Cardinal Mark - Oikos Jetty No.2 Extension
Date Published: 16-Oct-17

L18 of 2017 - Gravesend Reach - East Tilbury - Temporary Jetty
Date Published: 14-Aug-17

L3 of 2017 - Kentish Flats Offshore Windfarm - Unidentified Submerged Object
Date Published: 24-Apr-17

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

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Current Middle River Notices

M104 of 2017 - Greenwich Reach - Greenwich Pier - Temporary Pier Closure and Maintenance Works
Date Published: 13-Nov-17

M103 of 2017 - Lambeth Reach - Charing Cross Rail Bride - No.1 Arch Closures
Date Published: 02-Nov-17

M102 of 2017 - Gallions Reach - Jetty Roads Sunken Barge
Date Published: 26-Oct-17

M101 of 2017 - Nine Elms Reach - Heathwall Pumping Station Trial Pits
Date Published: 26-Oct-17

M97 of 2017 - Gallions Reach - North Woolwich Barge Mooring
Date Published: 06-Oct-17

M96 of 2017 - Lambeth Reach - Emergency Services Exercise - Local Traffic Control.
Date Published: 06-Oct-17

M93 of 2017 - Kings Reach - Waterloo Bridge - Arch Closures
Date Published: 03-Oct-17

M92 of 2017 - Bugsby's Reach - Peruvian Wharf - Campshed Clearance Works
Date Published: 27-Sep-17

M91 of 2017 - Nine Elms Reach - Battersea Power Station Works
Date Published: 25-Sep-17

M89 of 2017 - Nine Elms Reach - Kirtling Barge Roads - Temporary Barge Mooring
Date Published: 21-Sep-17

M86 of 2017 - Kings Reach - Blackfriars Bridge - Cofferdam Construction and Arch Closures
Date Published: 12-Sep-17

M85 of 2017 - Chelsea Reach - Chelsea Creek Footbridge - Bridge Height Reduction
Date Published: 06-Sep-17

M83 of 2017 - Blackwall Reach - Coldharbour Wharf - River Wall Maintenance
Date Published: 31-Aug-17

M72 of 2017 - Limehouse Reach - Temporary Barge Mooring
Date Published: 14-Aug-17

M69 of 2017 - Lambeth Reach - Victoria Embankment - Cofferdam Construction Works
Date Published: 03-Aug-17

M64 of 2017 - Limehouse Reach - Convoys Wharf - Sunken Pontoon
Date Published: 19-Jul-17

M63 of 2017 - Kings Reach - Watermark Place - Soil Investigation Works
Date Published: 18-Jul-17

M59 of 2017 - Wandsworth Reach - Hurlingham & Trinidad Wharves Construction
Date Published: 11-Jul-17

M58 of 2017 - Lambeth Reach - Millbank Middle Barge Mooring
Date Published: 04-Jul-17

M56 of 2017 - Upper Pool - HMS Belfast - Replacement of Sewage Pumps
Date Published: 22-Jun-17

M51 of 2017 - Richmond Lock & Weir Draw Off 2017 - Weirs Open 29th October to 19th November
Date Published: 01-Jun-17

M49 of 2017 - Upper Pool - Battle Bridge Buoy - Re-Instatement
Date Published: 31-May-17

M41 of 2017 - Chelsea Reach - Chelsea Embankment - Trial Pits
Date Published: 15-May-17

M40 of 2017 - Lower Pool - King Edward Memorial Park - Construction
Date Published: 05-May-17

M36 of 2017 - Thames Barrier Control Zone - Thames Barrier Temporary Navigation Lights
Date Published: 21-Apr-17

M34 of 2017 - Nine Elms Reach - Kirtling Street Works Site - Jetty Construction
Date Published: 19-Apr-17

M6 of 2017 - Limehouse Reach - Duke Shore Wharf - Wall Stabilisation Works
Date Published: 18-Jan-17

M1 of 2017 - Upper Pool - The Tower of London - 2017 Gun Salutes
Date Published: 03-Jan-17

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

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Current Upper River Notices

U16 of 2017 - Barn Elms Reach - Hammersmith Bridge - Restricted Headroom
Date Published: 02-Nov-17

U15 of 2017 - Barnes Elms Reach to Mortlake Reach - Trial Eight Races
Date Published: 23-Oct-17

U12 of 2017 - Mortlake to Barn Elms Reach - River Closures - 2017-18 Head of the River Races
Date Published: 11-Sep-17

U5 of 2017 - Richmond Lock & Weir Draw Off 2017 - Weirs Open 29th October to 19th November
Date Published: 01-Jun-17

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