Notices to Mariners Week 52

Notices to Mariners Week 52 – Notices to Mariners for the Southern East Coast of the UK and across to France, Belgium and part of Holland

UKHO Permanent/Temporary/Preliminary

Only the one in the monitored area:

1. ENGLAND - East Coast - Light-beacon - Kings Lynn - Deletion of the port hand lateral post and light adjacent to the Ouse Sailing Club.


1. Thames - UPDATED PLA PUBLICATION - RECREATIONAL USERS GUIDE - recently published a revised and updated Recreational Users Guide aimed at leisure users in the Port of London, includes; updates to Port buoyage, general improvements to the wording and layout. As such, this now supersedes all previous versions, which are no longer valid. Copies of the new Recreational Users Guide are being distributed to all Tidal Thames Navigators’ Club (TTNC) members and should be received shortly. Please visit our leisure user’s website – – to enquire about joining the TTNC. Copies of the guide are available free of charge by contacting our TTNC Administrators by emailing:, although the PLA reserves the right to charge for orders greater than six copies. The Recreational Users Guide is also free to download from both: – (Safety Tab – Regulations and Guidance) and, along with copies of the PLA Thames Byelaws, General Directions and other Codes of Practices, which can be printed or saved onto mobile devices.

2. Ipswich - 2018 Temporary Lock Closure - due to essential works on behalf of ABP and the Environment Agency , Ipswich Lock will be closed for all vessels during the following period : Thursday 20th December from 2230hrs ~ 0630hrs Friday 21st. There is a possibility that works could be completed earlier than expected, please contact Orwell Navigation Service on VHF CH 68 for the latest information.

3. BROADS - Haddiscoe Cut – Between Reedham and St. Olaves - BAM Nuttall will be carrying out repair work to the gabion baskets in the ‘Haddiscoe Cut/New Cut’ between 7 January 2018 and 5 April 2019. Where works are being undertaken the channel will be restricted to 10 metres. The navigation will remain open but boaters must exercise great care whilst proceeding past the works. Any vessels requiring greater width to navigate safely must notify Broads Control in advance on 01603 756056 to arrange for passage during this time. TG434007. Please ensure that the new position is taken into consideration for passage planning and when navigating in this area.

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Local NtMs compiled by and reproduced by kind permission of Roger Gaspar, author of Crossing the Thames Estuary


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