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.    

14/2023 Lower Shoots light

13/2023 Haywards Beacon

12/2023 Sheperdine Leading Lights re-lit

11/2023 Sheperdine Leading Lights

10/2023 Haywards Beacon buoy replacement

9/2023 Haywards Beacon

8/2023 Shoots Beacons maintenance

7/2023 Fishinghouse sector light discontinued

6/2023 Chepstow railway bridge works

5/2023 Slimeroad bathymetric survey

4/2023 Hill Flats light character

3/2023 Severn Bridge fog signal - repaired

2/2023 Severn Bridge fog signal

1/2023 Notices to Mariners in force at 01st January 2023

6/2022 Tintern Wireworks Bridge

4/2022 Maritime sanctions

6/2021 Upper Severn Estuary tidal awareness

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

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

2/2013  Pilot Ordering Procedures