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Habor Safety Committee Industry Day, May 10th at the Four Seasons Hotel (Free Registration!)


HSC Industry Day Agenda (See MSIB Vol XXIV Issue 027)

09:00: Welcome and Opening Remarks

10:00: Cybersecurity Panel

11:30: Lunch and Networking

12:45: Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Panel

2:15: Emerging Technology and Associated Risk Panel

3:45: Global Trade and Commerce Outlook Panel

4:15: Closing Remarks





*Table includes latest changes to published MSIB*

Location Date Time Closure & Restriction Last Updated
Carrollton Gauge at 8’ and rising April 15 until cancelled 24/7 Carrollton Gauge reads 8’ and rising. See MSIB Vol XXIV Issue: 024 for operating requirements in effect. Apr 15
Point Celeste Anchorage     Anchorage Open

CAUTION - Weeks Marine’s submerged pipeline is still in place from MM 49 to 51 along RDB, depth of pipe varies from 11 to 18 feet. Mariners are urged to use caution and ensure the light ships are within the north side of the anchorage.

Apr 11

Port Allen Lock Emergency closure


MSIB - 022

March 29- April 28 24/7 ·         Port Allen Lock is closed for emergency repairs.

·         Port Allen Lockmaster, Adam McFarlain, can be reached at (225) 343-3752 for up-to-date closure information.

Apr 08
Port Allen Alternate Route Closure


MSIB - 028

April 22-April 25   Mariners are advised that the Port Allen Alternate Route will be closed to marine traffic at MM 63.7 as follows:

·         April 22 7:00am – April 23 7:00am

·         April 24 7:00pm – April 25 7:00am

Apr 19
Lake Borgne Surge Barrier April 24   ·         The Lake Borgne surge barrier sector gates will be closed multiple times for approximately 30 minutes between 0730 and 1600.

·         Mariners can contact the structure on VHF CH 13 for status updates.

·         Closure announcements will be made on VHF CH 13

Apr 17

MSIBs Recently Rescinded (last 7 days)

  • MSIB Vol XXIV Issue 020 - Safety Advisory – Krotz Springs Railroad Bridge Fender Repair Work Atchafalaya River MM 41.5, completed.
2024 Harbor Safety Committee Meeting Schedule
Event Date Time Location
Industry Day

***Register here***

May 10 TBD Four Seasons Hotel
General Meeting July 10 1030-1200 Port of NOLA Auditorium
General Meeting September 4 1030-1200 Port of NOLA Auditorium
General Meeting November 6 1030-1200 Port of NOLA Auditorium
HSC Secretary/Treasurer: Ms. Christine Titus @ or (504) 833-4190


Helpful Contacts
Name Contact
USCG Sector New Orleans Command Center (504) 365-2209
USCG Vessel Traffic Service LMR (504) 365-2514 or VHF CH. 05A, 12, or 67
USCG Sector NOLA Waterways Management

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