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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.

In addition to the Notices to Mariners below, events are also promulgated here - in the Events Calendar.

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Current Portwide Notices

7 of 2022 - Updated PLA Publication: Code of Practice for Craft Towage Operations on the Thames
Date Published: 14-Jun-22

No.5 of 2022 - Update to Code of Practice for Ship Towage Operations on the Thames
Date Published: 29-Apr-22

No.4 of 2022 - Woolwich Reach - Environment Agency - Thames Barrier Closures
Date Published: 29-Mar-22

No.03 of 2022 - Update to the General Directions for Navigation in the Port of London:
Date Published: 25-Mar-22

No. 18 of 2021 - No. 18 of 2021 - Inappropriate use of VHF Radio
Date Published: 10-Nov-21

No. 17 of 2021 - No. 17 of 2021 - Portwide Notice - Navigational Near Miss & Incidents - New way of reporting
Date Published: 15-Oct-21

No. 16 of 2021 - No. 16 of 2021 - Notification of Changes to Local Knowledge Endorsement Assessments
Date Published: 01-Oct-21

15 of 2021 - No.15 of 2021 - New PLA Publication - Port Information Guide
Date Published: 22-Sep-21

No.12 of 2021 - Navigational Conduct of Vessels Subject to Compulsory Pilotage
Date Published: 16-Jul-21

No.11 of 2021 - Updated PLA Publication - General Directions 2021 - GD 14 - Restricted Visibility
Date Published: 05-Jul-21

No.10 of 2021 - Code of Practice for Ship Towage Operations on the Thames
Date Published: 11-Jun-21

No.9 of 2021 - Maritime Declaration of Health - Update
Date Published: 25-Mar-21

No.6 of 2021 - Woolwich Reach - Environment Agency - Thames Barrier Closures
Date Published: 16-Feb-21

No.5 of 2021 - Updated PLA Publications - General Directions 2016 & Permanent NtM Withdrawal
Date Published: 15-Feb-21

No.11 of 2020 - Near Miss Reporting Campaign
Date Published: 06-Jul-20

No.10 of 2020 - Unauthorised Use of PLA Moorings
Date Published: 09-Jun-20

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.8 of 2019 - Safe Access at Terminals
Date Published: 03-Apr-19

No.1 of 2019 - Vessel Licensing Requirements
Date Published: 02-Jan-19

No.18 of 2017 - Pilot Transfer Arrangements and Means of Access
Date Published: 10-Jul-17

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Current Lower & Estuary Notices

L8 of 2022 - Tilbury Landing Stage Works
Date Published: 20-Jun-22

L7 of 2022 - Gravesend Reach to Mouse Channel - 2022 Thames Sailing Barge Match
Date Published: 07-Jun-22

L23 of 2021 - L23 of 2021 - Halfway Reach - Thunderer Jetty Deconstruction and Construction Works
Date Published: 23-Dec-21

L37 of 2019 - Gravesend Reach - Special Mark Missing - Groyne No 2 (Extended Expiry)
Date Published: 23-Aug-19

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Current Middle River Notices

M41 of 2022 - Closure of No. 5 Arch Blackfriars Bridge
Date Published: 27-Jun-22

M40 of 2022 - Doggett's Coat & Badge Wager River Closure
Date Published: 17-Jun-22

M39 of 2022 - Diving Operations
Date Published: 17-Jun-22

M38 of 2022 - Battersea Rail Bridge Arch Closures
Date Published: 17-Jun-22

M37 of 2022 - Blackwall Point Special Mark and Control Measures
Date Published: 13-Jun-22

M36 of 2022 - Nine Elms Reach - Vauxhall Bridge No. 4 Arch Reopening
Date Published: 10-Jun-22

M35 of 2022 - Thames Traditional Rowing Association Events 2022
Date Published: 10-Jun-22

M34 of 2022 - Trinity Buoy Wharf Pier Piling Operations - CANCELLATION
Date Published: 09-Jun-22

M33 of 2022 - Temporary Boom Limekiln Dock
Date Published: 01-Jun-22

M32 of 2022 - Nine Elms Reach - Grosvenor Rail Bridge Arch Closures & Local Traffic Control - Cancellation
Date Published: 25-May-22

M31 of 2022 - Battersea Reach - Battersea Rail Bridge Arch Closures - Cancellation
Date Published: 25-May-22

M24 of 2022 - 2022 Thames Historic Barge Driving
Date Published: 10-May-22

M23 of 2022 - Local Traffic Control - Filming Operations
Date Published: 06-May-22

M22 of 2022 - The Tower of London Gun Salute
Date Published: 05-May-22

M20 of 2022 - Southwark Bridge Arch Closures
Date Published: 04-May-22

M8 of 2022 - Limehouse Reach - Old Sun Wharf River Wall Maintenance Works
Date Published: 14-Feb-22

M4 of 2022 - Upper Pool - The Tower of London 2022 Gun Salutes
Date Published: 01-Feb-22

M50 of 2021 - M50 of 2021 - Kings Reach - Closure of No. 2 Arch Blackfriars Bridge - Blackfriars Refurbishment Project
Date Published: 17-Dec-21

M45 of 2021 - M45 of 2021 - Lambeth Reach - Diving Operations
Date Published: 04-Nov-21

M40 of 2021 - M40 of 2021 - Middle Notice - Nine Elms Reach - Heathwall Pumping Station Construction Works
Date Published: 21-Sep-21

M26 of 2021 - Wandsworth Reach - Wandsworth Bridge Scaffolding
Date Published: 27-May-21

M54 of 2020 - Wandsworth Reach - Wandsworth Bridge Arch Closures - Relocation & Installation of Moorings
Date Published: 04-Nov-20

M29 of 2020 - Kings Reach - Coin Street Shoal
Date Published: 29-Jul-20

M23 of 2020 - Kings Reach - Blackfriars Bridges - Cofferdam Construction and Arch Closures
Date Published: 20-Jul-20

M4 of 2020 - Nine Elms Reach - Victoria Rail Bridge - Isophase Lights
Date Published: 20-Jan-20

M71 of 2019 - Nine Elms Reach - St Georges Wharf - Exclusion Zone
Date Published: 13-Nov-19

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

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

U8 of 2022 - Twickenham Bridge Arch Closures & Local Traffic Control
Date Published: 17-Jun-22

U7 of 2022 - Thames Traditional Rowing Association Events 2022
Date Published: 10-Jun-22

U6 of 2022 - Corney Reach - Barnes Rail Bridge Arch Closure
Date Published: 07-Jun-22

U1 of 2022 - Richmond Lock and Weir - No. 3 Arch Closure
Date Published: 14-Jan-22

U4 of 2021 - Barn Elms Reach (Upper) - Hammersmith Bridge
Date Published: 16-Jul-21

U11 of 2018 - Barn Elms Reach - Putney Embankment Construction Works
Date Published: 21-May-18

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