THAD COCHRAN LOCK AND DAMAMORY, MS RIVER MILE 371.1

Notice Number: 24-24 Date: 02/19/2024 thru 02/21/2024 Due to a recent bearing failure in the upper land-wall sector gear at Thad Cochran Lock, the facility will be open to traffic during scheduled daylight hours only beginning Monday, 19-FEB-2024. The reduced schedule is projected to last thru Wednesday, 21-FEB-2024. The pre-scheduled times for lockages will be…
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Captain of the Port New Orleans Navigation Outlook

Auto Subscribe to COTP New Orleans Navigation Information here: https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/subscriber/new?topic_id=USDHSCG_105 Subscribers should enter their preferred email and submit. **Active Marine Safety Information Bulletins (click here)** **Habor Safety Committee Industry Day, May 10th at the Four Seasons Hotel (click to register)**     WATERWAY CLOSURES & TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS   *Table includes latest changes to published MSIB*   Location Date…
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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. 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…
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Full River Closure, MM-93 to MM-96, 1800 to 1900 Feb 12, 2024

All VTS Users are reminded that the U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port New Orleans, under the authority of the Ports and Waterways Safety Act, will be establishing a Safety Zone for Lundi Gras Fireworks Display on February 12, 2024, from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. between MM 93 and MM 96, near Algiers…
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USACOE Lower Mississippi River Comprehensive Management Study (LMR Comp)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host public scoping meetings for the Lower Mississippi River Comprehensive Management Study (LMR Comp). The LMR Comp is a five-year, $25 million mega-study that will deliver recommendations for effective and practical management of the Mississippi River from Cape Girardeau, MO, to the Gulf of Mexico. The purpose of…
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Carrollton Gauge reading 8 Feet and Rising, High Water Operations 06Feb24 1017L

The Carrollton Gauge is now reading 8 feet on the rise, and Vessel Traffic Service New Orleans is now enforcing High Water traffic operations for all vessels transiting the New Orleans Harbor, Algiers Point AOR. All vessels are reminded to check in with the New Orleans Vessel traffic on VHF CH12, for all northbound tow boats,…
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MSIB Vol XXIV Issue 011 Safety Advisory – Subaqueous Stone Placement- Southbound Closure MM 249 AHP LMR RDB

The Captain of the Port New Orleans is issuing a safety advisory for the waters of the Lower Mississippi River at Mile Marker (MM) 249 Above Head of Passes (AHP). This advisory is needed to protect persons and vessels from the potential safety hazards associated with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ subaqueous stone placement operations…
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MSIB Vol XXIV Issue 010 Waterways Status – MARDI GRAS Festivities – New Orleans, LA

Mardi Gras festivities will be held in New Orleans, LA beginning on February 10, 2024, and lasting through February 14, 2024. As part of the celebrations, multiple events will be taking place on or adjacent to the Lower Mississippi River (LMR). In anticipation of these events, the U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port New…
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Safety Advisory – Transmission Tower Repairs at the MORGAN CITY-PORT ALLEN ALTERNATE ROUTE, MM 62.7 LDB

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…
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HIGH WATER SAFETY ADVISORY: MM 219 to MM 229 AHP LMR (25’ and rising)

As a result of the Baton Rouge gauge expected to reach 25′ and continue to rise, the COTP of New Orleans has issued a Safety Advisory for all waters of the Lower Mississippi River (LMR) from Mile 219 Above Head of Passes (AHP) to Mile 229 AHP in accordance with the Waterway Action Plan Baton Rouge…
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