Captain of the Port New Orleans Navigation Outlook

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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

MSIB - 003

Until further notice 24/7 Vessels drafting 40 ft or less may transit outside the buoys.  


Jan 24

Revetment (Avondale)

MM 108 LDB

MSIB – 066

February 17 – TBD Working Hours: 0600 – 2000 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 in at night 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.  


Feb 15

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MSIBs Recently Rescinded (last 7 days)

  • MSIB 010, Mardi Gras Festivities, rescinded February 14
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 @ Christine.titus@louisiana 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, 11, 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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