USCG: Lower Mississippi River (Wheeler Dredge Operations)

Mariners are advised that currently ongoing and continuing until approximately 1 April 2024, the U.S. Government Hopper Dredge Wheeler will be working the Southwest Pass from Head of Passes (mile 0) to approximately mile 22 below head of passes (BHP), and in the Mississippi River from Head of Passes to approximately mile marker (MM) 13 above head of passes (AHP).

The dredge will work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and can be contacted on either VHF channel 67 or 16 for passing instructions.

Mariners are urged to transit at their slowest safe speed to minimize wake and proceed with caution after passing arrangements have been made. The point of contact with the New Orleans District is Michelle Kornick at (504) 862-1842 or Heather Jennings at (504) 862-1253.
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