Atchafalaya Bay and Bar Channel

Notice Number: 201820/MVN 23-02
Date: 01/09/2023 00:00 thru 03/30/2023 23:59

Commencing on or about 9 January 2023 and continuing until approximately 30 March 2023, the U.S. Government Contract Cutterhead Dredge ROBERT WHITE will be working between Mile 146.0 and Mile 159.0 of the Atchafalaya Bay and Bar Channel.

The dredge will work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and will be monitoring VHF Marine Channels 13 and 16.

Dredged material will be deposited through a floating pipeline onto Bird Island, at approximately Mile 157, on the west side of the Atchafalaya River.

Besides dredging equipment, there are numerous work and support vessels associated with this dredging operation.

Mariners are urged to transit at their slowest safe speed to minimize wake and proceed with caution after passing arrangements have been made.


Chief, Technical Support Branch
Operations Division