Notice to Navigators: I-40 Bridge BNM Update

USCG: BNM 0185-21 LM   May 15, 2021   Industry partners,   Earlier this evening we were able to clear the backlog of vessels and stood down the Memphis Information Center (MIC). Please see the below for the current broadcast.  If you have any questions, please let me know.   Very Respectfully,   LT Paz…

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Notice to Navigators: Updated BNM for I-40 Bridge

Updated BNM for I-40 Bridge   Command Center personnel,   Please release the below broadcast for updated traffic management IVO the I-40 Bridge:     Please let me know if you have any questions.  Thank you for your assistance.   Very Respectfully,   Adam J. Paz LT, USCG Adam.J.Paz@uscg.mil

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Notice to Navigators: LOMRC Call (Memphis Bridge Closure)

LOMRC Call (Memphis Bridge Closure)   There are 19 boats in the queue SB with 356 barges. There are 40 boats with 685 barges in the queue NB. All priority tows have gone through. The SB tows that have cleared the lower bridges by 20:00 this evening will be allowed through. The rest of the…

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Notice to Navigators: USCG Sector Lower & Upper Command Center Merger

Sector Lower & Upper Command Center Merger   Good afternoon Mid-South AMSC Members,   The Coast Guard command centers at both Sector Lower Mississippi River and Sector Upper Mississippi River are merging.  As a result, all command center functions previously conducted locally in Memphis will be transferred to the consolidated command center in Saint Louis,…

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Notice to Navigators: Broadcast for Reopening LMR at I40 – Update

Broadcast for Reopening LMR at I40 – Update   Industry partners,   In the interest of resolving some of the confusion with mariners, we have updated the broadcast to the following:   THE U.S. COAST GUARD CAPTAIN OF THE PORT LOWER MISSISSIPPI RIVER HAS LIFTED THE RESTRICTION ON THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI RIVER FROM MM 736…

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Navigation Notice: Illinois River

ILLINOIS WATERWAY MECHANICAL DREDGING (Strike Removal) Hennepin RM 209.3   NOTICE NUMBER: 14143 DATE: May 13, 2021   Mechanical Dredging (Strike Removal) will begin at 0800hrs, Monday May 17 2021on the IWW, Hennepin RM 209.3 right descending bank line and will continue until further notice.  Dredging will take place between the hours of 0600 and…

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Notice to Navigators: Illinois River

IRCA: IWW Grounding at RM 209.3   IRCA Members and Guests,   Please see below and attached regarding channel conditions at ILWW mm 209, and share with your mariners.   Best regards, Shot   Jeremy “Shot” Tardy Director Vessel Ops – Locking Rivers jeremy.tardy@bargeacbl.com Cell 270-933-8056 Office 270-441-2949 _______________________________________ Please give the broadest distribution to…

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Notice to Navigators: Illinois River

SAVE THE DATE — Virtual USACE Navigation Workshop 10 June, 11:30 – 4:30   Good afternoon Partners and Teammates,   I would like to invite you to a Navigation Partner & Stakeholder Workshop on June 10th, 2021 from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CDT.  The goal of the meeting is to inform navigation users of…

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Notice to Navigators: Broadcast for Reopening LMR at I40

Broadcast for Reopening LMR at I40   Industry partners, As of 0900 this morning we have been given the clearance to open the waterway.  Here is the current broadcast for traffic management:   “1. THE U.S. COAST GUARD CAPTAIN OF THE PORT LOWER MISSISSIPPI RIVER IS ISSUING A SAFETY ADVISORY FOR THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI RIVER…

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Notice to Navigators: Lower Mississippi River Update

Lower Mississippi River Update   IRPT spoke with Lt. Paz, USCG Lower Mississippi River Sector, this morning. River is reopening today. Broadcast to Mariners is being prepared at this moment. Cassandra Caldwell, Arkansas Waterways Commission Director, stated that it was relayed on a LOMARC call yesterday afternoon that it was believed the congestion would be…

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