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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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Current Portwide Notices

11 of 2015 - Updated PLA Publication - Mariners' Guide to Bridges on the Tidal Thames
Date Published: 28-Jul-15

10 of 2015 - Updated Publications - Code of Practice for Ship Towage Operations on the Thames 2015
Date Published: 05-May-15

No.8 of 2015 - Updated Publications Rec Users Guide and Personal Watercraft Code
Date Published: 16-Mar-15

No.7 of 2015 - Woolwich Reach - Thames Barrier Closures
Date Published: 16-Feb-15

No.6 of 2015 - Updated Publications Code of Practice for Craft Towage Operations 2014
Date Published: 29-Jan-15

No 5 of 2015 - Annual Sailing Event Calendar 2015
Date Published: 19-Jan-15

No.4 of 2015 - Proposed amendment General Direction 28 (4) a)
Date Published: 12-Jan-15

No.3 of 2015 - Vessel Licensed as Ship Towage Tugs by the Port of London Authority
Date Published: 08-Jan-15

No.2 of 2015 - Update of PLA Marine Policy - Enforcement & Prosecution Policy
Date Published: 02-Jan-15

No.1 of 2015 - Notice Remaining in Force at 1st January 2015
Date Published: 02-Jan-15

10 of 2014 - Use of Automatic Identification Systems in the Port of London
Date Published: 22-Apr-14

3 of 2014 - Yantlet Secondary Channels
Date Published: 30-Jan-14

2 of 2014 - Maintenance Dredging on the Thames
Date Published: 23-Jan-14

21 of 2013 - Definitive Berths List
Date Published: 10-Oct-13

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

L18 of 2015 - Dartford Creek Flood Barrier Closures - Extended Test Closures
Date Published: 23-Jul-15

L17 of 2015 - Thames Estuary - Establishment of the Mouse Channel
Date Published: 14-Jul-15

L16 of 2015 - Erith Reach - Albion Wharf Repair Works
Date Published: 13-Jul-15

L14 of 2015 - Canvey Island - Wash and Draw Off Dangers on Public Beaches
Date Published: 29-May-15

L13 of 2015 - Gravesend Reach/Northfleet Hope - Tilbury Precautionary Area
Date Published: 26-May-15

L12 of 2015 - Thames Estuary - Mouse Channel - Barrow Deep and Oaze Deep Aids to Navigation - Buoyage Changes
Date Published: 13-May-15

L8 of 2015 - Gravesend Reach - Tilbury Ro Ro - Installation of New Mooring Dolphins
Date Published: 20-Apr-15

L6 of 2015 - Outer Estuary - Kentish Wind Farm Extension - Laying of Temporary Buoys
Date Published: 02-Apr-15

L23 of 2014 - Outer Port Limits - Pilot Boarding And Landing Positions Served From Ramsgate
Date Published: 28-Oct-14

L16 of 2014 - Sea Reach Buoy Changes
Date Published: 02-Sep-14

L8 of 2014 - Sea Reach - Men Working on the Waterline at London Gateway
Date Published: 20-Mar-14

L3 of 2014 - The Regulation and Movement of Ultra Large Ships
Date Published: 31-Jan-14

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Current Middle River Notices

M46 of 2015 - Richmond Lock & Weir Draw - Off - Weirs Open 8 - 29th November
Date Published: 23-Jul-15

M45 of 2015 - Woolwich & Greenwich Reaches - Sail Royal Greenwich - 27 - 31st August
Date Published: 22-Jul-15

M44 of 2015 - Kings Reach - Blackfriars Road Bridge Works - 29th July - 02 August 2015
Date Published: 15-Jul-15

M43 of 2015 - Barn Elms Reach - Putney Bridge - Arch Closures
Date Published: 09-Jul-15

M42 of 2015 - Barn Elms Reach - Putney Bridge - Working Arches
Date Published: 09-Jul-15

M41 of 2015 - Kings Reach & Lambeth Reach - Thames Tideway Tunnel River Bed Sample Survey
Date Published: 08-Jul-15

M40 of 2015 - Upper Pool - Tower of London Foreshore Works
Date Published: 25-Jun-15

M39 of 2015 - Blackwall Reach - Reuters Pier - Urgent Repair Works
Date Published: 25-Jun-15

M38 of 2015 - Bow Creek - Leamouth Lifting Footbridge
Date Published: 22-Jun-15

M37 of 2015 - Kings Reach - Waterloo Bridge Arch Closures
Date Published: 18-Jun-15

M36 of 2015 - Kings Reach - Charing Cross Bridge Survey
Date Published: 18-Jun-15

M33 of 2015 - Woolwich Reach Lower - Woolwich Ferry Terminals
Date Published: 13-May-15

M31 of 2015 - Kings Reach - HMS President 1918
Date Published: 13-May-15

M30 of 2015 - Gallions Reach - Beckton Outfall - South Cardinal Mark
Date Published: 01-May-15

M29 of 2015 - Lambeth Reach - Flashing Light Trail - London Duck Tours
Date Published: 01-May-15

M28 of 2015 - Battersea Reach - Installation of Temporary Mooring
Date Published: 30-Apr-15

M26 of 2015 - Traditional Rowing Events in London
Date Published: 28-Apr-15

M23 of 2015 - Battersea Reach - Temporary Mooring Buoy
Date Published: 15-Apr-15

M18 of 2015 - Blackwall Point & Greenwich Reaches - Ships Larger Than 210 metres
Date Published: 31-Mar-15

M17 of 2015 - Upper Pool - Battle Bridge Buoy Re - Instatement
Date Published: 31-Mar-15

M15 of 2015 - Battersea Reach - Battersea Railway Bridge Refurbishment Works
Date Published: 19-Mar-15

M12 of 2015 - Kings Reach - Garden Bridge - Borehole Survey
Date Published: 12-Mar-15

M8 of 2015 - Annual Event Calendar - Rowing/Paddling - Spring/Summer 2015
Date Published: 20-Feb-15

M3 of 2015 - Kings Reach Charing Cross Rail Bridges Number 4 Arch Working Arch
Date Published: 13-Jan-15

M1 of 2015 - Upper Pool - The Tower of London 2015 Gun Salutes
Date Published: 12-Jan-15

M59 of 2014 - Kings Reach, Exclusion Zone, Baynard House, Relocation of Out Take.
Date Published: 24-Oct-14

M48 of 2013 - Gallions Reach - Outfall Culvert Construction Works - Restricted Works Area
Date Published: 31-Oct-13

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Current Upper River Notices

U12 of 2015 - Richmond Lock & Weir Draw Off 2015 - Weirs Open - 8 - 29th November
Date Published: 23-Jul-15

U11 of 2015 - Cross Deep - Eel Pie Island - Reduced Depths
Date Published: 10-Jul-15

U10 of 2015 - Barn Elms Reach - Putney Bridge - Arch Closures
Date Published: 09-Jul-15

U9 of 2015 - Barn Elms Reach - Putney Bridge - Working Arches
Date Published: 09-Jul-15

U8 of 2015 - Syon Reach to Horse Reach - Kew & Twickenham Road Bridges - Bridge Surveys
Date Published: 13-May-15

U4 of 2015 - Annual Event Calendar - Rowing/Paddling - Spring/Summer 2015
Date Published: 20-Feb-15

U3 of 2015 - Corney Reach - Chiswick Bridge - Refurbishment Works
Date Published: 19-Feb-15

U15 of 2014 - Kayaking & Canoeing Guide on the Tidal Thames 2014
Date Published: 21-May-14

U24 of 2009 - Rules for Navigation of Vessels under Oars on the Tidal Thames
Date Published: 02-Dec-13

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