USCG: Revetment Operations – Update 1

The Captain of the Port New Orleans has issued Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) Safety Measure for the waters of the Lower Mississippi River (LMR) from Mile Marker (MM) 70.7 Above Head of Passes (AHP) to MM 192.7 AHP to protect persons and vessels from the potential safety hazards associated with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) revetment operations. The revetment operations will be conducted from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. local at the listed locations and dates:

  • Linwood
    70.7 LDB
    October 24 to October 29
    No transit restrictions during working hours. MSU not required to fold in.
  • Reserve
    138.7 LDB
    November 27 to December 2
    December 5 to December 7
    One-way transits with slow bell during working hours. MSU will fold in at night.
  • Greenville Bend
    99.8 RDB
    December 8 to December 16
    December 19 to December 21
    One-way transits with slow bell during working hours for vessels with drafts of 40 feet or greater.
  • White Castle #2
    193.4 RDB
    December 23
    December 27 to December 30
    January 2 to January 5
    No deep draft transits during working hours. MSU will fold in at night.
  • White Castle #3
    192.7 RDB
    January 6 to January 13
    January 16 to January 17
    No deep draft transits during working hours. MSU will fold in at night.

During times of actual revetment work, the Mat Sinking Unit (MSU) will extend approximately 300 to 900 feet channelward from the bank. When the Unit is not folded in, it will extend about 480 feet from the bank channelward. When the Unit is folded in, it will extend approximately 250 feet from the bank. M/V HARRISON and/or M/V WILLIAM JAMES will be the USACE on-scene pilot boats and can be contacted via VHF-FM Channels 67 or at (601) 415-1877.

Updates will be disseminated via VTS email distribution and/or Safety Broadcast Notice to Mariners. For further information, contact:

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans Command Center: (504) 365-2200

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans Waterways Management: (504) 365-2280

Vessel Traffic Service Lower Mississippi River: (504) 365-2230, VHF FM Ch. 05A, 12, 67

//signed//

CAPT K. K. DENNING
Captain of the Port New Orleans