Dredging Operations: Mississippi River and Southwest Pass

Notice Number: 202331/MVN 23-29
Date: 03/21/2023 18:00 thru 04/03/2023 23:59

Beginning on 21 March 2023 and continuing through approximately 3 April 2023, mariners are advised that the U.S. Government Hopper Dredge WHEELER will be working in Southwest Pass from Head of Passes (mile 0) to approximately mile 22 Below Head of Passes (BHP), and in the Mississippi River from Head of Passes to approximately mile 13 Above Head of Passes (AHP).

The Dredge will work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and can be contacted on either VHF channel 67 or 16 for sailing instructions.

Mariners are urged to transit at their slowest safe speed to minimize wake and proceed with caution after passing arrangements have been made.


Chief, Technical Support Branch
Operations Division