Dredging Operations: Mississippi River & Southwest Pass

Navigation Notice: 205112/MVN 23-121
Date: 09/29/2023 00:00 thru 01/31/2024 23:59

Commencing on approximately 29 September 2023 and continuing through approximately 31 January 2024, the U.S. Government Contract Cutterhead Dredge CAPT FRANK will be working at the Head of Passes (mile 0), extending into the Mississippi River, Southwest Pass, Pass A Loutre, and South Pass.

Dredged material will be deposited through a combination of floating and submerged pipelines into designated placement areas on the east and west sides of the Mississippi River.

The Dredge will work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and can be contacted on VHF Marine Channel 67 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