Notice to Navigators: Broadcast for Reopening LMR at I40 – Update

Broadcast for Reopening LMR at I40 - Update

 

Industry partners,

 

In the interest of resolving some of the confusion with mariners, we have updated the broadcast to the following:

 

  1. THE U.S. COAST GUARD CAPTAIN OF THE PORT LOWER MISSISSIPPI RIVER HAS LIFTED THE RESTRICTION ON THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI RIVER FROM MM 736 TO MM 737.
  2. THE MEMPHIS INFORMATION CENTER (MIC) HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED BY THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI RIVER COMMITTEE (LOMRC) TO PROVIDE MARINERS WITH THE MOST CURRENT INFORMATION RELATED TO RIVER CONDITIONS AFFECTING TRANSIT UNDER THE I-40 BRIDGE.
  3. THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES ARE IN PLACE TO AID MARINERS IN THE SAFE TRANSIT OF THE I-40 BRIDGE:
    1. VESSEL QUEUES WILL BE MAINTAINED DAILY BY THE MIC.
    2. ALL VESSELS ARE REMINDED TO CHECK IN TO THE MIC VIA TELEPHONE AT 901-208-0311 OR 901-833-0347.
  4. VESSELS WILL BE ALLOWED TO TRANSIT THE I-40 BRIDGE BETWEEN MM 736-737 LMR ACCORDING TO THE ORDER OF PRECEDENCE ESTABLISHED BY SLMR IN CONCURRENCE WITH LOMRC.
  5. MARINERS ARE ASKED TO CONTACT SECTOR LMR VIA VHF-FM CH-16 OR VIA TELEPHONE AT 866-777-2784 TO REPORT SHOALING, HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS, OR MISSING ATON."

 

Please let me know if you have any questions.

 

Very Respectfully,

Adam J. Paz
LT, USCG
Adam.J.Paz@uscg.mil