MSIB Vol XXIV Issue 008 Update 01 Transmission Tower Repairs, Morgan City-Port Allen Alternate Route, MM 62.7 LDB

**Update** Repair operations will begin March 18, 2024.

  1. The Captain of the Port New Orleans is issuing a safety advisory for the waters of the Port Allen – Morgan City Alternate Route at Mile Marker 62.7 Left Descending Bank (LDB). This advisory is needed to protect persons and vessels from the potential safety hazards associated with the Addis-Cohen transmission line repair and bulkhead installation. Beginning March 18, 2024, repair operations will be conducted Monday through Friday from 6 AM to 4 PM until construction operations are complete. Construction is expected to be completed in April 2024.
  2. A crane barge and material barge will be placed end-to-end, parallel to the bank. The total work zone will extend approximately 69’ off the LDB.
  3. Mariners are urged to transit at slowest safe speed to minimize wake in the area.
  4. All vessels transiting in the area may contact Mark Stevens at 504-232-5875 or via VHF Ch. 5a during working hours. Alternatively, mariners may contact Kyle Alexander at 504-458-6305.

For additional information, contact the following:

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans Command Center: (504) 365-2200

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans Waterways Management: (504) 365-2278

Coast Guard MSU Baton Rouge Waterways Management: (225) 298-5400 x230

Port Allen Lock: (225) 343-3752, VHF CH. 14