AMENDMENT – Navigation Notice 206225-1, MVN 24-38 LOCKING RESTRICTIONS Gulf Intracoastal Waterway Calcasieu Lock

Notice Number: 206225-2/MVN 24-31 / MVN 24-38 / MVN 24-40
Date: IMMEDIATELY thru 03/17/2024 23:00

Reference Navigation Bulletin No. 24-38, dated 4 March 2024, stating that the below restrictions will be in effect through 6:00 p.m. on Friday, 8 March 2024, and will apply at all times when the lock passes traffic.

· Tows are limited to a maximum width of 54 feet.

· Tows are limited to slow bell speed while transiting the lock.

· Tows are to take all necessary measures to stay off of the north wall of the lock.

MARINERS ARE ADVISED THAT THE CURRENT RESTRICTIONS TO NAVIGATION ARE BEING EXTENDED UNTIL 6:00 P.M. ON SUNDAY, 10 MARCH 2024.

AT THAT POINT, THE RESTRICTION ON MAXIMUM TOW WIDTH WILL BE LIFTED. THE RESTRICTIONS TO TRANSIT THE LOCK AT SLOW BELL SPEED AND TO STAY OFF THE NORTH WALL WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL 6:00 P.M. ON SUNDAY, 17 MARCH 2024.

ADDITIONALLY, TOWS ARE REQUIRED TO USE SUFFICIENT BUMPERS WHEN PASSING THE LOCK GATE BAYS.

The lock is currently operating on one set of gates. Additional restrictions may be necessary after further inspection.

//signed//

Sisung, Wesley M