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*Table includes latest changes to published MSIB*


Location Date Time Closure & Restriction Last Updated
Saltwater Barrier Sill

MM 63.5-64


    All restrictions associated with the Saltwater Barrier Sill have been lifted. MSIB Vol XXIV Issue 003 has been cancelled. All buoys previously marking the notch have been removed as of Noon, February 23. Alliance Anchorage is fully open. Feb 23
Revetment (Avondale)

MM 108 LDB

MSIB – 066

February 26 0600-1900 No Southbound deep-draft traffic during working hours. Northbound transits are limited to one-way traffic with a slow bell during working hours. The MSU will fold after working hours and will extend 250’ from the bank. Contact pilot for the operation is the M/V William James and can be reached on VHF CH. 67 or 82.


Check-In Points – Contact M/V William James

Upbound Vessels – MM 103, Cargill Westwego

Downbound Vessels – MM 112.9 – Guy Mallory Lt

All local vessel in between 103 and 112.9 expecting to transit through the working area should check-in prior to getting underway.

Feb 26
February 27 0600-2100
February 28 0600-1900
February 29 0600-2100
March 1 0600-1900
March 2 TBA
Point Celeste Anchorage

MSIB - 034

Until Further Notice N/A Anchorage closed between MM 51-49 Feb 15

MSIBs Recently Rescinded (last 7 days)

  • MSIB Vol XXIV Issue 003, VTS Safety Measure – Saltwater barrier Sill Construction – MM 63.8 AHP LMR – Update 3, cancelled February 23.
  • MSIB Vol XXIV Issue 009, Carrollton Gauge at 8 Feet and Rising, rescinded February 26.
2024 Harbor Safety Committee Meeting Schedule
Event Date Time Location
General Meeting March 6 1030-1200 Port of NOLA Auditorium
Industry Day

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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


Helpful Links

USCG Homeport COTP New Orleans

USCG District Eight Notice to Mariners (weekly updates)

USACE Carrollton River Gage

USACE LMR Channel Surveys

USACE New Orleans District Lock Status

NWS Extended Streamflow Prediction (28-day)

LA DOT Bridge Status

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