Local 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. The current Notices may be accessed via the links in the table below.

WARNING OF SUBMERGED OBSTRUCTIONS. Structures used for fishing may be encountered at a number of locations in the River Severn. Whilst not hazardous to commercial shipping, the potential to cause damage to small craft should be recognised.

Chart 1166 (Avonmouth to Sharpness) shows the positions of wooden stakes adjacent to the shoreline south of Oldbury Sands. A significant steel structure exists at Aylburton Warth at 51deg 41'.50N 2 deg 33'.00W which should be avoided. Other structures exist along the shoreline close to Awre (The Noose). Of particular significance to surfers is the row of ten pairs of steel posts set into the riverbed approximately 150m upstream of the 'White Hart' at Broadoak. These posts are approximately 1m high and extend 30m from the shore. It should be noted that they will be only just covered as the bore wave passes and therefore have the potential to cause injury.

The texts of the current Notices are reproduced below. Copies may also be obtained from the Trustees' office at Sharpness, to which notification of navigational problems may also be made.

LOCAL NOTICES TO MARINERS OF INTEREST


 

 

GLOUCESTER HARBOUR TRUSTEES NOTICES (ESTUARY)

     
No. Year Subject
6 2014 Pilotage service - information required for non-commercial craft
5 2014 Upper Severn Estuary - Epney to Stonebench - Restriction 15 July
4 2014 River Wye - Llandogo - temporary obstruction to navigation
3 2014 Severn Estuary - Hills Flats - minor temporary obstruction
2 2014 Sharpness Old Dock Fog Signal Discontinued
1 2014 Notices to Mariners in Force
3 2013 Planned Works to Aids to Navigation June-July 2013
2 2013 Pilotage Ordering Procedures from January 2013
1 2013 Notices to Mariners in Force
3 2012 Severn Estuary - Important Information for Yachtsmen: Corrections to Local Cruising Guide
2 2012 River Severn - Narlwood Rocks Leading Lights unsynchronised
1 2012 Notices to Mariners in Force
8 2011 Towage Operations: Procedures, Guidelines and Requirements w.e.f. December 2011
7 2011 Pilotage Directions: Revised November 2011
6 2011 River Severn - Works within Oldbury CW Reservoir September 2011
5 2011 River Severn - Mark to indicate location of submerging structure August 2011
4 2011 Pilot Booking Procedure July 2011
3 2011 River Severn - Hills Flats and Counts buoys - replacement
2 2011 Severn Estuary - Marine Aggregate Dredging operations - North Middle Grounds
1 2011 Notices to Mariners in Force
7 2010 River Severn - Location of submerging obstructions (Small Craft Warning)
6 2010 River Severn - Navigation and Anchoring in Restricted Visibility (Small Craft Warning)
5 2010 River Severn - Scientific Buoy Laying
4 2010 River Severn - Second Severn Crossing - new daymark and changes to lighting
3 2010 River Severn - Sheperdine Leading Lights
2 2010 River Severn - Scientific Buoy Laying
1 2010 Notices to Mariners in Force
8 2009 Pilotage Orders and Procedures from 1 December 2009
7 2009 River Severn - Scientific Buoy Laying
6 2009 River Severn - Survey Work
5 2009 River Severn - Northwick Roadstead - unlit buoy
4 2009 River Severn - Western Parting - Over Bridge Works - Notice 3/09 Cancelled
3 2009 River Severn - Western Parting - Over Bridge - Temporary Closure of Navigation
2 2009 River Severn - Narlwood leading light reinstated
1 2009 Notices to Mariners in Force
5 2008 River Severn - Narlwood leading light extinguished
4 2008 River Severn - Second Severn Crossing - Centre span light extinguished
3 2008 River Severn - Berkeley Pill lights - temporary interruption
2 2008 Pilotage - boarding of pilots for Sharpness at Barry
1 2008 Notices to Mariners in Force
6 2007 River Severn - Chapel Rock Light - change of light character
4 2007 River Severn - Renewal of Lyde Rock Lightbeacon
3 2005 River Severn - Bull Beacon - Structural change and tide gauge
2 2005 River Severn - Severn Bore - Small Craft Safety Warning
4 2004 Bristol Channel and Severn Estuary - Vessel Traffic Service

5

2002

Pilotage Orders and Procedures from 1 May 2002

3

2001

River Severn - Oldbury Power Station - Cooling Water Reservoir

4

2001

River Severn - Submerging Structure

5

2001

River Severn - Sharpness Old Dock Entrance

5

2000

Merchant Shipping (Reporting Requirements For Ships Carrying Dangerous Or Polluting Goods) Regulations 1995

3

1999

General Directions from 1st April 1999

6

1999

General Directions - Amendment to 3/99

7

1999

Gloucester Harbour - VHF Communications

2

1998

Second Severn Crossing - Restricted Areas

Admiralty Notices to Mariners and Chart Corrections may be obtained here

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