Sunken Barge LSI-2601 at RM 49.5

Last night’s update for salvage ops at UM49 Good afternoon to all, Operations throughout the day consisted of digging the high spots in the channel in between mile 49 and 50 over the width of the channel, pulling up small debris of barge framing. Mid-day today, crew came and scanned previous high spots in channel…

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Chain of Rocks Canal/MO River

Sent on the Behalf of RIAC: The upper end of the Chain Rock Canal is packed with broken ice and drift, ½ Mile from the upper end and then it’s open water in the canal. The MO River has open water at Herman, with ice behind the dykes. There’s some moving ice from above St.…

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Lock 25 Intermittent Closure for 2024

Latest schedule Date (Time) Placement / Location Scheduled Closure (YES/NO) 01/26/2024 (0800 – 1800) Mono 220 – Lift 5, Mono 227 Lift 2 YES 02/01/2024** Mono 222 – Lift 1 NO* 02/02/2024 (0800 – 1800)** Mono 222 – Lift 2, Mono 227 Lift 3 YES 02/05/2024 (0800 – 1800) Mono 222 – Lift 3 YES…

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UMR Lock 17, Sabula Bridge & UMR Ice Status

FYI: Reportedly, the winter closures at Lock 17 and Sabula RR Bridge are on track for their scheduled openings.  No indications of any early openings yet. Scheduled opening dates: Sabula RR Bridge: 11-Mar-2024 Lock 17: 04-Mar-2024   Pool 18 thru Pool 25 Ice Report: Pool 18: Cross channel ice from Lock 18 up to at…

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RIAC Conditions at Mel Price 29JAN

Most of the ice that was in the ILR below Peoria flowed down and into the UMR over the weekend. Yesterday morning most of that ice was jamming up above Mel Price lock and traffic there was at a standstill. Several lite boats worked overnight to loosen the ice so the lock operators could get…

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Ice Conditions Causing Breakaway

Dear Illinois, Upper Mississippi, and Missouri River Members, Several events are unfolding due to ice conditions on multiple rivers. We currently have 3 tugs and four barges adrift on the Missouri River due to ice flows causing breakaways. The Coast Guard is trying to prepare for an Ice Gorge coming down the Illinois River and…

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St. Louis District – Weekly Navigation Channel Condition Status Report

For Your Information: As always, attached is the weekly installment of the Navigation Channel Condition Status Report for the St. Louis District.  These reports are typically published weekly on Wednesday or Thursday.  Please let us know if you have any comments, questions or suggestions. For the most recent and past Navigation Channel Condition Status Reports,…

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RIAC fast flowing ice cottonwood below Grand tower

As info There has been heavy flowing ice near Grand Tower the past two days. Ice flowing all the way to Cairo. Yesterday morning a 6000hp boat stalled out in Cottonwood with 3lds & 21 mts 4w x 6L. After getting above Grand Tower with some help, got down to 1.4 mph at Backbone. Yesterday…

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Lock 25 intermittent closure for 12/29

Upcoming dates for work at lock 25 Date (Time) Placement / Location Scheduled Closure (YES/NO) 01/19/2024 (0800 – 1800) Mono 220 – Lift 5, Mono 227 Lift 2 YES 01/23/2024 (0800 – 1800) Mono 220 – Lift 6, Mono 227 Lift 3 YES 01/23/2024 (0800 – 1800) Mono 222 – Lift 1, Mono 227 Lift…

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Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Reporting Processes

This Marine Safety Information Bulletin (MSIB) updates the UAS reporting process detailed in MSIB Vol XX, Issue 016 and expands UAS reporting to include the entire Marine Transportation System (MTS) within the Captain of the Port (COTP) New Orleans zone. UAS are increasingly being employed for a variety of services on or near commercial vessels…

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