Mississippi River & Southwest Pass

Notice Number: 23-21
Date: 02/28/2023 15:30 thru 03/08/2023 23:59

Effective immediately and continuing through approximately 8 March 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.


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