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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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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Notice to Navigators: I-40 Bridge Closure

Over 700 Barges Stuck in Mississippi River From Bridge Crack   Please click here to view the news article from   FOX13 obtained the 911 call from the inspector who discovered the crack in the I-40 bridge and the action she demanded right away to save lives. © ARDOT Crack in the I-40 Bridge Clearly, you…

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Navigation Notice: Mobile Harbor

MOBILE HARBOR, ALABAMA   NOTICE NUMBER: 14139 / 21-32 EFFECTIVE DATE: 2021/05/20 thru UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE CST   Notice is given to mariners that Great Lakes Dredge and Dock’s hopper dredge Ellis Island will begin the Mobile Harbor deepening operations in the Mobile Lower Bay Channel on or about 20-May-2021. The dredge will be working between buoy’s…

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Notice to Navigators: Gulf and Intracoastal Waterways

NOTICE TO MARINERS GULF AND INTRACOASTAL WATERWAYS  LNM 18-21   SECTION II – DISCREPANCIES This section lists all reported and corrected discrepancies related to Aids to Navigation in this edition. A discrepancy is a change in the status of an aid to navigation that differs from what is published or charted.   SECTION VI -…

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