Mississippi River Closures

Due to fiber cable replacement, the Captain of the Port of New Orleans is establishing TWO CLOSURES of the Mississippi River to all vessels, from MM-232.3 to MM-233.3 AHOP, from bank to bank, on Sunday, September 11, 2022: First from 8 A.M. TO 11 A.M., and then from 2 P.M. TO 5 P.M.

There will then be INTERMITTENT CLOSURES of the same area, from Monday, September 12th to Wednesday, September 14th, while pulling cable.

Local parish vessels will be on scene, monitoring VHF-FM CH-67, to manage traffic movements.

For further information, contact VTS Lower Mississippi River at 504-365-2230



Watch Supervisor

U.S. Coast Guard

Vessel Traffic Service Lower Mississippi River

200 Hendee Street, Suite 300

New Orleans, LA 70114