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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.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.21 of 2015 - Christmas 2015 anti-drink and drug driving campaign
Date Published: 18-Nov-15

No.20 of 2015 - Updated PLA Publications - Guidance to Paddlers
Date Published: 09-Nov-15

No.19 of 2015 - Vessels Licensed as Ship Towage Tugs by the Port of London Authority
Date Published: 07-Oct-15

No.18 of 2015 - Updated PLA Publication - Guidance to Berth Operators on the Thames 2012
Date Published: 06-Oct-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.14 of 2015 - Updated PLA Publication - Rowing on the Tideway - A Code of Practice for Rowing
Date Published: 10-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 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.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.1 of 2015 - Notice Remaining in Force at 1st January 2015
Date Published: 02-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

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

L25 of 2015 - Grays Terminal 2 (Nu-Star) Pipe Replacement Works
Date Published: 21-Aug-15

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

L20 of 2015 - Halfway Reach - Middleton Wharf - Pile Coating Works
Date Published: 07-Aug-15

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

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

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

M75 of 2015 - Kings Reach - Savoy Pier - Installation of Temporary Pier Extension
Date Published: 02-Nov-15

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

M71 of 2015 - Battersea Reach - Position of Temporary Mooring
Date Published: 20-Oct-15

M70 of 2015 - Kings Reach - Charing Cross Rail Bridge Arch Closures
Date Published: 15-Oct-15

M69 of 2015 - Kings Reach - Embankment Pier - Dredging Operations
Date Published: 13-Oct-15

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

M63 of 2015 - Bugsby's Reach - Construction of Surface Water Outfall - Coaling Jetty
Date Published: 01-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

M54 of 2015 - Kings Reach - Millennium Footbridge Works - 21st September - 22 November 2015
Date Published: 01-Sep-15

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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