Notices to Mariners

From time to time, local Notices to Mariners relating, in general, to matters which may affect navigation and safety within the Gloucester Harbour, are promulgated by the Gloucester Harbour Trustees. Local Notices to Mariners are presently distributed to over sixty organisations and individuals, including shipping agents, the Coastguard, yacht clubs and others. You may also use the facility on our home page to sign up to be notified of new Notices.

The texts of all current Notices may be viewed or downloaded using the following links. Copies may also be obtained from the Trustees' office at Sharpness, to which notification of navigational problems may also be made.    

5/2022 Lady Bench rear light re-lit

4/2022 Maritime sanctions

3/2022 Lady Bench rear light

2/2022 Redcliffe front light maintenance

1/2022 Notices to Mariners in force at 01st January 2022

8/2021 Bull Beacon light re-lit. NtM 7/21 cancelled.

7/2021 Bull Beacon light extinguished

6/2021 Upper Severn Estuary tidal awareness

5/2021 River Wye - Brockweir Bridge works

4/2021 Lady bench rear light re-lit. NtM 3/21 cancelled.

3/2021 Lady Bench rear light extinguished

2/2021 Slimeroad Sand reduced depths

1/2021     Notices to Mariners in force at 1st January 2021

10/2020     PERSONAL WATERCRAFT - Rivers Wye and Severn - speed limits and prohibited areas

9/2020     COVID-19: A reminder of the procedures to be followed when embarking pilots and during pilotage.

7/2020      Second Severn Crossing/Prince of Wales Bridge RACON discontinued

5/2020     Pilot Embarkation - Additional Procedures

2/2020       Changing Depths - Upper Severn Estuary

6/2019         River Severn - Eastern Parting - Gloucester - obstructions to navigation

2/2019     Importance of communication - ALL VESSELS but particularly recreational and leisure craft

5/2018          Towage Guidelines and Requirements - ALL VESSELS

2/2016         Navigation through the Bull Channel

6/2014    Pilotage service – information required for non-commercial craft

2/2103          Pilot Ordering Procedures