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USCG MSIB – English Turn Revetment Operations MM 76.5

December 15, 2018

VTS Measure – English Turn Revetment Operations MM 76.5 AHP LMR  Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) Lower Mississippi River, in accordance with the Navigation Safety Regulations, Code of Federal Regulations Title 33, Subpart 161.11, will establish… Read More »

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Federal Pilots High Water Operating Restrictions

December 14, 2018

As a result of the Carrollton Gauge reaching 12 feet and expected to continue to rise, the Associated Federal Pilots have implemented the following restrictions: All mooring operations requiring a line boat will be conducted… Read More »

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NOBRA Pilots High Water Restriction Notice

December 14, 2018

As a result of the Carrollton Gauge reaching 12 feet and expected to continue to rise, the NOBRA Pilots have implemented the following restriction, effective at 1200 local today: “Mooring and unmooring operations at all… Read More »

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Carrollton Gauge 12′ and Rising

December 14, 2018

As a result of the Carrollton Gauge reaching 12 feet and expected to continue to rise, the following operational requirements are now in effect: For all vessels operating in the Lower Mississippi River (LMR) below… Read More »

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Algiers Point now open to vessel traffic.

December 14, 2018

Notification from: Louisiana Maritime Association Due to improved visibility Algiers Point is now open to all vessel traffic. Reopened at 6:13 a.m.

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Algiers’s Point Closed

December 13, 2018

Notification from: Louisiana Maritime Association Algiers Point is closed to all vessel traffic due to low visibility. Time of closure is 10:30 pm

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Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 121318

December 13, 2018

The Corps of Engineers Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN) received one awardable bid to Southwest Pass Hopper Dredge Rental Contract #1-2019 from Manson Construction.  Manson intends to respond to this contract with the hopper dredge… Read More »

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PORT SHIP SERVICE – ARABI PHONES ARE OUT OF ORDER

December 11, 2018

All phones at Port Ship Arabi are temporarily out of service until further notice. For dispatcher call:   504 439-9637 Timmy    Main Office  504 813-2990  Dennis    504 908-5481  Ryan

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MVN 60-Day Lock Status Forecast 12718

December 7, 2018

The Corps’ Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN) District’s Lock and Waterway Status 60-Day Forecast as issued today (December 7, 2018) is attached.   The status report updates conditions on the on the Calcasieu, Bayou Sorrel and Old River Locksand the East… Read More »

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Southern Currents 19-003

December 3, 2018

The below/attached Southern Currents announces the operating hours for the various CBP offices on Wednesday, December 5. Southern Currents 19-003 Office Closure Dec 5 2018.pdf SUBJECT:  Wednesday December 5, 2018 – National Day of Mourning… Read More »

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Today! Final Reminder. LAMA Annual Meeting

November 29, 2018

Today is the 2018 LAMA Annual Membership meeting. Membership Business Meeting – 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Maritime Conference – 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Hear from USCG, USCBP, USACE, Pilots, FGIS, NCB, Ports) Social… Read More »

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Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 112818

November 28, 2018

The Corps of Engineers Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN) has awarded Southwest Pass Hopper Dredge Rental Contract #6-2018 to Manson Construction.  Manson intends to respond to this contract with the hopper dredge NEWPORT.  The industry… Read More »

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USCG MSIB – Carrollton Gauge 12′ and Falling

November 28, 2018

The Carrollton Gauge is below 12 feet and falling. The USCG has issued the attached MSIB. Requirements regarding special operations (Click here) and barge fleets are no longer in effect. Requirements still in effect include:… Read More »

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New Orleans Carrollton Gauge – 12′ and Falling

November 28, 2018

The Carrollton Gauge reads 11.77’ and is falling. The Federal Pilots have confirmed their 12’ Restrictions (attached) have been rescinded. CRPPA has confirmed that per their letter (attached) the 12’ Restrictions are rescinded and the… Read More »

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Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 112618

November 26, 2018

The Corps of Engineers Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN) continues working to finalize Southwest Pass Hopper Dredge Rental Contract #6-2018 with Manson Construction.  Manson intends to respond to this contract with the hopper dredge NEWPORT. … Read More »

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Crescent Towing Phone Outage

November 22, 2018

From Crescent Towing: —————- Crescent Towing is currently experiencing a phone outage. We have 3 back up phone lines that folks should use. Here are the numbers: Spare dispatch 504-206-6284  Tug dispatch 504-579-9490 Mooring 504-579-9373

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Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 112118

November 21, 2018

The Corps of Engineers Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN) is working to finalize Southwest Pass Hopper Dredge Rental Contract #6-2018 with Manson Construction.  Manson intends to respond to this contract with the hopper dredge NEWPORT,… Read More »