Salvage Operations Update: Mississippi River MM: 85 RDB

Mariners are reminded that, until further notice, due to instability of the capsized dredge W.B. WOOD in vicinity of MM 85 LMR, RDB, one way traffic for deep draft, two-way traffic for shallow draft, slow bell and wide berth remains in place for all vessel traffic 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Continuing until approximately January 25, 2023, McKinney Salvage will work on assessment and recovery of the sunken vessel. For any questions/updates contact vessel on scene, MV SARAH PAIGE monitoring VHF FM Channels 13 and 67, or Marcel Garsaud with Wood Resources at 504-618-2929.


Watch Supervisor
U.S. Coast Guard
Vessel Traffic Service Lower Mississippi River
200 Hendee Street, Suite 300
New Orleans, LA 70114