NOTICE TO MARINERS
SECTION VII – GENERAL
This section contains information of general concern to the Mariners. Mariners are advised to use caution while transiting these areas.
MILE 964.6 - L/D RESTRICTIONS
Vessel traffic has been transitioned to the lock chambers at the Olmsted L/D in the vicinity of Mile 964.6, due to the raising of the wickets. Downbound tow maximum dimensions are 108 feet by 1,200 feet, including the towboat, with no more than 15 regulation barges and not to exceed 3 wide. No hip barges or other deviation that could degrade normal steerage characteristics are allowed for down-bound tows. Up-bound tow maximum dimensions are 108 feet by 1,600 feet including the towboat, with no more than 16 regulation barges and not to exceed 3 wide. All mariners shall take direction from the Olmsted L/D Control Tower.