Pascagoula Harbor

On Thursday, May 09, 2024, at 10:00 a.m., Bollinger Ship Building on the west bank of the Bayou Casotte Harbor north turning basin, will side launch the tug, Genesis Spirit. Upon the launch of the Genesis Spirit, debris is expected to enter the waterway creating potential hazards for mariners in the waterway. In addition, when the tug is side-launched by rail and contacts the water, a 1' - 2' launch wave will propagate from the launch point eastward and southeastward across the Bayou Casotte north turning basin. A 1' - 2' water rise northward of the turning basin is also probable.

An increased presence of local and Federal law enforcement vessels will be on scene in the area during the event. Mariners are urged to stay clear and transit with extreme caution while in the vicinity. For further information, contact the Jackson County Port Authority at (228) 762-4041 or USCG Sector Mobile Waterways Management at (251) 382-8653.