Notice to Navigators: Lower Mississippi/Southwest Pass

JETTY & FORESHORE DIKE REPAIRS - Mississippi River & Southwest Pass


Notice number: 19053/MVN 22-16
Date: 03/02/2022 thru 07/16/2022

Commencing on or about 2 March 2022 and continuing through approximately 16 July 2022, a U.S. Government Contractor will be repairing the jetty and foreshore dikes on the Right Descending Bank (RDB) and Left Descending Bank (LDB) of Southwest Pass from Head of Passes (mile 0) to mile -20.0 Below Head of Passes (BHP).

The Contractor will work 7 days a week, 10 hours a day during daylight hours, and the plant will include anchor and spud barges with hydraulic backhoe or trackhoe.  An office barge and various material barges will be on-site staged along the river at this location.  During nighttime hours, the Contractor will be staged out of the Mississippi River Channel in the vicinity of the work site.

The M/V WARREN JR. can be contacted on VHF traffic channels 16 and 67, and work channel 72.

Mariners are urged to transit at their slowest safe speed to minimize wake and proceed with caution after passing arrangements have been made.



Michelle C. Daigle
Chief, Technical Support Branch
Operations Division