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*Table includes latest changes to published MSIB*


Location Date Time Closure & Restriction Last Updated
Revetment (Avondale)

MM 108 LDB

MSIB – 066

March 1 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 vessels in between 103 and 112.9 expecting to transit through the working area should check-in prior to getting underway.

Mar 1
March 2 0600-2100
March 3 0600-1900





MSIB – 066

March 4-8


 0600-1900 Deep draft traffic is to transit the working area at slowest safe speed during working hours.

The MSU will not fold in at night.

Mar 1
Point Celeste Anchorage

MSIB - 034

Until Further Notice N/A Anchorage closed between MM 51-49 Feb 28

MSIBs Recently Rescinded (last 7 days)

  • MSIB Vol XXIV Issue 009, Carrollton Gauge at 8 Feet and Rising, superseded February 26.
  • MSIB Vol XXIV Issue 014 High Water Safety Advisory: LMR MM 219-MM 237 AHP (28’ and falling), superseded February 28.
2024 Harbor Safety Committee Meeting Schedule
Event Date Time Location
General Meeting March 6 1030-1200 Port of NOLA Auditorium
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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)

USCG District Eight Broadcast Notice to Mariners

USACE Carrollton River Gage

USACE LMR Channel Surveys

USACE New Orleans District Lock Status.

USACE New Orleans Navigation Bulletin List

NWS Extended Streamflow Prediction (28-day)

LA DOT Bridge Status