Lower Mississippi: Southwest Past Dredging Operations

Notice to Navigators
Notice number 19567

Lower Mississippi: Southwest Pass
Effective 4-19-22 23:45 thru 5-2-22 23:59 DT

Mississippi River & Southwest Pass

Beginning on or about 19 April 2022 and continuing through approximately 2 May 2022, 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.



Wesley M. Sisung, for:
Chief, Technical Support Branch
Operations Division