MSIB Vol XXIV Issue 033: Algiers Canal Closure – GIWW MM 2.7 Power Transmission Line Reconstitution – Update 2

On April 27, 2024, and April 28, 2024, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, Algiers Canal will be closed to all marine vessel traffic between MM 2.3 and MM 3.0 to allow

Entergy to reconstitute a new transmission line at MM 2.7. Vessels intending to transit through the Algiers Lock shall check in with the Lock Master on VHF FM Ch. 14 or at 504-354-1861 for lock assignment and staging prior to closure times. During the closure, Algiers Lock will remain in operation to clear the queue staged between MM 2.3 and the lock.

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Vessels are reminded Harvey Lock is operational, pending tow size limitations. The list of restrictions can be found on the New Orleans District US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) website at  https://www.mvn.usace.army.mil/LockStatus/

Updates and/or changes to the published schedule will be broadcast via Broadcast Notice to Mariners and/or industry wide email.

For further information, contact the following:

Entergy Lead Project Manager: Joe Howe (225) 603-7308

GICA: Paul Dittman (985) 302-6666

USACE: Vic Landry (504) 256-3018

Sector New Orleans Command Center (24 hours): (504) 365-2545

Sector New Orleans Waterways Management: (504) 365-2280 or Secnola-wpm@uscg.mil

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CAPTAIN K. K. DENNING
Captain of the Port New Orleans