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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

No.5 of 2016 - Port of London Authority - Local Knowledge Endorsements
Date Published: 10-Feb-16

No.4 of 2016 - Vessels Licensed as Ship Towage Tugs By The Port of London Authority
Date Published: 25-Jan-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.17 of 2015 - High Astronomical Tides
Date Published: 21-Sep-15

No.16 of 2015 - Woolwich Reach - Environment Agency - Thames Barrier Closures
Date Published: 15-Sep-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.4 of 2015 - Proposed amendment General Direction 38 (4) a)
Date Published: 12-Jan-15

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

No.8 of 2014 - General Directions for Navigation in the Port of London 2011 - Amendments 2014
Date Published: 16-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

L1 of 2016 - Gravesend Reach - Red Lion Wharf - Fender Repairs
Date Published: 11-Jan-16

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

L30 of 2015 - Gravesend Reach - Tilbury Ro-Ro Pontoon Removal
Date Published: 10-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

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

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

M14 of 2016 - Kings Reach - Waterloo Bridge - Arch Closures
Date Published: 08-Feb-16

M13 of 2016 - Upper Pool - Tower Bridge - Arch Closures
Date Published: 05-Feb-16

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

M11 of 2016 - Blackwall Reach - West India Dock Lock Gates
Date Published: 05-Feb-16

M10 of 2016 - Lambeth Reach - Pontoon removal from Victoria Embankment
Date Published: 05-Feb-16

M9 of 2016 - Bugsbys Reach - Vibracore Samples
Date Published: 21-Jan-16

M8 of 2016 - Battersea Reach - Plantation Wharf Piling Works
Date Published: 21-Jan-16

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

M4 of 2016 - Kings Reach - Charing Cross Rail Bridge - Arch Closures
Date Published: 15-Jan-16

M2 of 2016 - Greenwich Reach - Greenwich Ship Tier Repair Works
Date Published: 13-Jan-16

M83 of 2015 - Kings Reach - President 1918
Date Published: 24-Dec-15

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

M74 of 2015 - Deptford Creek - Deptford Creek Wharf - Construction of Cofferdam & Reconstruction & Replacement of Flood Wall Defences
Date Published: 02-Nov-15

M66 of 2015 - Kings Reach - Exclusion Zone - Bankside Pier Extension Works - No.3 Arch Closure - Millennium Bridge
Date Published: 06-Oct-15

M61 of 2015 - Woolwich Reach to Lower Pool - Rowing Patterns
Date Published: 14-Sep-15

M56 of 2015 - Greenwich Reach - Greenwich Ship Tier Works & Reduced Depths
Date Published: 04-Sep-15

M53 of 2015 - Annual Event Calendar - Rowing/Paddling - Autumn/Winter 2015
Date Published: 25-Aug-15

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

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

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

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Current Upper River Notices

Public meeting about the River Thames -
Date Published: 12-Feb-16

U1 of 2016 - Oxford & Cambridge University Pre-Boat Race Fixtures
Date Published: 18-Jan-16

U15 of 2015 - Annual Event Calendar - Rowing/Paddling - Autumn/Winter 2015
Date Published: 25-Aug-15

U14 of 2015 - Mortlake to Barn Elms Reach - River Closures - 2015-16 Head of the River Races
Date Published: 25-Aug-15

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