0703 TODAY – River Closure from MM 0-MM 2 AHP

Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) Lower Mississippi River, in accordance with the Navigation Safety Regulations, Code of Federal Regulations Title 33, Subpart 161.11, has established a series of VTS measures for all waters of the Lower Mississippi River from Mile Marker (MM) 0 to MM 2 Above Head of Passes (AHP). These measures are needed to protect persons and vessels from the potential safety hazards associated with the removal of a temporary submerged discharge line for Hopper Dredge Disposal Area (HDDA) dredging operations and are in effect with the following provisions:

  • January 23, 2024, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time: all vessels are prohibited from transiting between MM 0 – MM 2.0 AHP

For questions or status updates, mariners should contact the on-scene vessel:

  • Dredge CAPT FRANK (MM 0 to 2.0 AHP) on VHF-FM channel 67 or 71 or at (985) 237-5014