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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



MM 149.4 RDB

MM 148.7 RDB


MSIB – 066

April 8 – April 13 0600-1900 · No southbound deep-draft traffic from Mile 150 AHP to Mile 148 AHP during working hours. Northbound traffic is limited to one-way transits from Mile 150 AHP to Mile 148 AHP for all vessels.

· Vessels shall transit at slowest safe speed.

· The Mat Sinking Unit will fold in at night and the channel will be open to one-way traffic in both directions.

Apr 05
Salvage Operations MM 261 AHP March 22 until cancelled.


24/7 · All vessels are restricted to one-way traffic from MM 260 to MM 262. Vessels shall contact the M/V SARAH PAIGE via VHF Ch. 13, 87A, or at 225-454-8324 to make passing arrangements.

· Vessels shall transit at slowest safe speed

Mar 21
Emergency closure Port Allen Lock March 29- April 24 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
Temporary Security Zone; LMR MM 94.4-95.1 LDB


MSIB - 023

April 11- April 14 10 a.m. April 11 through

10 p.m. April 14

· All vessels are prohibited from entering the navigable waters within 400 yards of the Left Descending Bank (LDB) from MM 94.4 – 95.1 without permission from the COTP New Orleans or the designated representative.

· The U.S. Coast Guard designated representative on scene can be contacted on VHF-FM Channel 16 or 67.


Apr 09

MSIBs Recently Rescinded (last 7 days)

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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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