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*Table includes latest changes to published MSIB*


Location Date Time Closure & Restriction Last Updated
Point Celeste Anchorage


    Anchorage Open

CAUTION - Weeks Marine’s submerged pipeline at Point Celeste 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 so that the stern of these ships will not swing over or make contact with the pipe.


Mar 19
Revetment (Poydras)


MSIB – 066

March 15-22 24/7  

· Deep-draft and line tows are restricted to one-way traffic from MM 83 – 85.

· Traffic shall transit the working area at slowest safe speed.

· The Mat Sinking Unit (MSU) will not fold in at night.


Mar 14
Lower Nine Mile  Anchorage March 15-22 24/7  

Lower Nine Mile Anchorage from MM 84 to MM 85 is closed. Ships anchored below MM 84 may remain. No new ships may anchor anywhere in the anchorage until the completion of revetment work at Poydras.


Mar 14

MSIBs Recently Rescinded (last 7 days)



2024 Harbor Safety Committee Meeting Schedule
Event Date Time Location
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)

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

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