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