Deep Draft Crossings
NOTICE NUMBER: 12981/ 11931 / MVN 20-85
EFFECTIVE: 06/26/2020 00:00 thru 07/25/2020 23:59 CST
Reference Navigation Bulletin No. 20-85, (NTNI Notice No. 11931) dated 15 May 2020, stating that commencing on or about 20 May 2020 and continuing until further notice, the U.S. Government Contract Dustpan Dredge WALLACE McGEORGE will be working at the Mississippi River Deep Draft Crossings between mile 234 and mile 151 Above Head of Passes (AHP).
MARINERS ARE ADVISED THAT THE DREDGING OPERATIONS CONTINUE AT THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER DEEP DRAFT CROSSINGS BY THE DREDGE WALLACE McGEORGE. THE INITIAL NOTICE WAS INADVERTENTLY REMOVED FROM THE NTNI WEBSITE RECENTLY, BUT DREDGING OPERATIONS ARE STILL ONGOING.
The Dredge will work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and will give way to vessels using the waterway. The Dredge can be contacted on either VHF channel 16 or 67 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.