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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

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

No.8 of 2021 - Requests For Vessels To Proceed With Caution Or At Slow Speed
Date Published: 01-Mar-21

No.7 of 2021 - Port of London Authority - Local Knowledge Endorsement Assessments
Date Published: 01-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.4 of 2021 - Procedures in the Thames Barrier Control Zone
Date Published: 25-Jan-21

No.3 of 2021 - Sport & Recreation on the Thames - COVID Update - 5 January 2021
Date Published: 05-Jan-21

No.2 of 2021 - Bunkering Operations
Date Published: 04-Jan-21

No.13 of 2020 - New Structure - PLA Harbour Master's Team
Date Published: 21-Sep-20

12 of 2020 - Woolwich Reach - Environment Agency - Thames Barrier Closures
Date Published: 26-Aug-20

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.9 of 2019 - Change of Reporting Points - Surrey Entrance to Lambeth
Date Published: 28-May-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

L7 of 2021 - Sea Reach - Dredging Operations - London Gateway Port Berths 1 & 2
Date Published: 30-Apr-21

L6 of 2021 - Erith Reach - Coldharbour Jetty - Cathodic Protection Replacement
Date Published: 12-Apr-21

L5 of 2021 - Halfway Reach - Dredging Operations
Date Published: 12-Apr-21

L4 of 2021 - Gravesend Reach - Clubb's Jetty - Fender Replacement Works
Date Published: 29-Mar-21

L1 of 2021 - Long Reach - Powell Duffryn/Cory Wharf - Marine Works
Date Published: 05-Feb-21

L7 of 2020 - Anchorage Bunkering Operations
Date Published: 04-Mar-20

L37 of 2019 - Gravesend Reach - Special Mark Missing - Groyne No2
Date Published: 23-Aug-19

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Current Middle River Notices

M25 of 2021 - Lower Pool to Lambeth Reach - Return of the Mayflower 400 Flotilla
Date Published: 10-May-21

M24 of 2021 - Blackfriars Bridges & Arch Closures - Local Traffic Control
Date Published: 05-May-21

M23 of 2021 - Lambeth Reach - Lambeth Bridge - Arch Closures
Date Published: 04-May-21

M22 of 2021 - Wandsworth Reach - Wandsworth Bridge Scaffolding.
Date Published: 21-Apr-21

M21 of 2021 - Blackwall Reach - Exclusion Zone & Traffic Control - Filming & Pyrotechnics
Date Published: 19-Apr-21

M20 of 2021 - Upper Pool - HMS Belfast - Hull Painting Works
Date Published: 16-Apr-21

M19 of 2021 - Kings Reach - HQS Wellington - Relocation Operations.
Date Published: 12-Apr-21

M18 of 2021 - Limehouse Reach - Disused Millwall Dock Entrance - Boom Removal
Date Published: 09-Apr-21

M16 of 2021 - Kings Reach - Cannon Street Rail Bridge - Arch Closures
Date Published: 25-Mar-21

M14 of 2021 - London Bridge to Albert Bridge - Doggets Coat & Badge Wager - River Closures.
Date Published: 16-Mar-21

M13 of 2021 - Upper Pool - St Saviours Swing Footbridge - Bridge Arch Closure
Date Published: 25-Feb-21

M12 of 2021 - Lower Pool -Dredging Operations
Date Published: 25-Feb-21

M4 of 2021 - Upper Pool - Tower of London - 2021 Gun Salutes
Date Published: 20-Jan-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

M10 of 2020 - COVID 19 - Advance Notification - Emergency Draw Off
Date Published: 20-Mar-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

U2 of 2021 - Barn Elms Reach - Hammersmith Bridge - Closed to Navigation, Exclusion Zone & Controlled Transits
Date Published: 31-Mar-21

U18 of 2020 - Barn Elms Reach - Fulham Football Club Works - Temporary Barge Mooring
Date Published: 02-Nov-20

U5 of 2020 - COVID 19 - Advance Notification - Emergency Draw Off
Date Published: 20-Mar-20

U13 of 2019 - Barn Elms Reach - Fulham Football Club - Construction of New Stand
Date Published: 12-Jun-19

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

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