Notice to Navigators: Lower Mississippi River
NOTICE TO MARINERS
LOWER MISSISSIPPI RIVER
SECTION I - SPECIAL NOTICES
This section contains information of special concern to the Mariner.
UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER - LOWER MISSISSIPPI RIVER - OHIO RIVER - CHANNEL CONDITIONS/SAFETY ADVISORY – UPDATE
Conditions have lessened, the COTP Safety Advisory has been cancelled.
SECTION VII – GENERAL
This section contains information of general concern to the Mariners. Mariners are advised to use caution while transiting these areas.
LA/MS - MISSISSIPPI SOUND APPROACHES - LAKE BORGNE - Dredge Operation
Commencing March 28, 2022, and continuing until approximately December 28, 2023, Cutterhead Dredge MIKE HOOKS will be performing dredging operations at the south end of Lake Borgne. The pipeline will run directly south from the dredge to a shore connection on the shoreline. The pipeline will be submerged in shallow water and will be marked at approximate 500 feet intervals with a combination of orange buoys and risers with flashing amber lights. Additionally, there will be pipeline in the marsh south of the lake. Operations will be conducted 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. The Dredge MIKE HOOKS can be contacted on VHF-FM Channels 13 and 16 or at (337) 489-6793. The field point of contact for Mike Hooks, LLC., is Captain Ricky Domingue and can be contacted at (337) 802-3323. The alternate point of contact is Chris Brown, at (337) 485-5121. Mariners are urged to use caution when transiting the area.
MILE 718.0 - MILE 714.0 - CHANNEL CONDITION/SAFETY ADVISORY
The COTP Lower Mississippi River has issued a Safety Advisory for Mile 718.0 to 714.0, in the vicinity of Cow Island Bend, due to multiple areas of shoaling. Mariners are urged to transit the area with caution and remain within the navigable channel.