NOTICE TO MARINERS
GULF AND INTRACOASTAL WATERWAYS
SECTION VII – GENERAL
This section contains information of general concern to the Mariners. Mariners are advised to use caution while transiting these areas.
AL - MOBILE BAY - Aid to Navigation
Mobile Channel D Range Front Light (LLNR-6495) has been relocated to the following approximate position: 30-26-45.235N 088-00-40.684W, however, the old damaged structure is still present in its original position of: 30-26-24.129N 088-00-43.785W. The old structure is marked with a Quick Flashing White Light. Mariners are requested to transit the area with caution.
LA - GIWW - NEW ORLEANS - INNER HARBOR NAVIGATION CANAL LOCK - Lock Information
Continuing until further notice, mariners are advised that there is on-going construction, which includes hot work, at the forebay and tailbay of the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal (IHNC) Lock. Mariners are reminded that construction is on-going at the canal end of the IHNC Lock. All vessels are to use extreme caution when entering and exiting the lock and in the vicinity of the construction. All vessels shall navigate at a safe, dead-slow speed as to not create a wake at all times whether workers are present or not. Additionally, all vessels shall continue to use bumpers while locking and shall keep a safe distance from the construction. The Lockmaster, Richard McKinzie, can be reached, at (504) 945-2157. The point of contact with the USACE New Orleans District is Vic Landry, at (504) 862-2407.
LA - INNER HARBOR NAVIGATION CANAL - Dolphin Piling Construction Operations
Continuing until approximately May 31, 2021, dolphin piling construction is taking place at the northeast side of the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal (IHNC) Lock at approximate position 29-57-59.52N 090-01-35.92W. Construction will take place 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. All vessels are urged to use extreme caution when entering and exiting the lock and while in the vicinity of the construction. All vessels are urged to keep safe distance, to navigate at slowest safe speed to minimize wake and utilize the western side of the navigation channel to transit. The point of contact is Margil Rios and can be reached at (361)533-3797.
LA - ATCHAFALAYA RIVER - Dredge Operation
Attached as an enclosure to this LNM, is Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company, LLC., (GLDD) dredge operation notification, in the vicinity of Atchafalaya Bay/Bar and Crewboat Cut.
LA - CALCASIEU RIVER BAR CHANNEL - Dredge Operation – UPDATE
Continuing until approximately March 10, 2021, the U.S. Government Contract Hopper Dredge BAYPORT and support vessel M/V SHELLEY M., will be working in the Calcasieu River Bar Channel from Mile -1.5, to Mile -19.0. The dredge will work 24-hours a day, 7-days a week and will give way to passing navigation. The dredge can be contacted on either VHF-FM Channel 13, 16, 66 or 68, 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. The point of contact with the USACE New Orleans District is Tracy Falk, at (504) 862-2971.
TX - NECHES RIVER - Mile 19.5, Bridge Repair Operations
The KCS Railroad drawbridge across the Neches River, Mile 19.5, Beaumont, TX., is being repaired. The bridge will not open for vessels, from 7:00 a.m., to 7:00 p.m., on March 12-14, 2021, each day. Vessels that do not need the bridge to open may pass. Mariners should contact the bridge operator for updates.