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Atlantic Daily Briefing

October 21, 2018

Active Systems None Other Disturbances / Areas to Watch Disturbance 55 is located over the eastern Caribbean along 67W. It is moving to the west at 25 mph. Thunderstorms have decreased with the disturbance. Environmental… Read More »

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Algiers Point Reopened to all Traffic

October 20, 2018

Due to improved visibility; Algiers Point is now open to all traffic. Time of Closure:  0500, local, today. Time of Reopening:  0908, local, today. Due to improved visibility in the vicinity of Algiers Point MM… Read More »

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Algiers Point is closed due to low visibility

October 20, 2018

Algiers Point is closed to navigation due to fog. Time of closure:  0500 local, 20 October 2018. The Coast Guard has determined that passage around Algiers Point is unsafe based upon the existing conditions. As… Read More »

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The Sunshine Bridge Alternate Navigation Span

October 16, 2018

From the USCG: The Sunshine Bridge alternate navigation span, MM-167.5 RDB, remains closed to all marine traffic due to structural damages.  The main navigation channel span remains open to all marine traffic.  For further information,… Read More »

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Sunshine Bridge Alternate Span Closed

October 12, 2018

Due to T/V KRISTEN ALEXIS’ crane stuck under the Sunshine Bridge alternate (west bank) span, the alternate span is closed to all traffic. The main channel span remains open, but all vessels must pass at… Read More »

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USCG Safety Zone – Fireworks – Oct 6, 2018

October 3, 2018

The USCG will establish a Safety Zone as follows: Event:  Fireworks Day/Date:  Saturday, Oct 6, 2018 Time (Local): 2100 hours to 2200 hours Location:  MM 94.0 to 95.0 IVO Algiers Point. Details:  All vessels are… Read More »

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2018 LAMA Annual Meeting – Save the Date!

October 2, 2018

Our 2018 LAMA Annual Meeting is now set for Thursday, November 29, 2018. We will hold the meeting as before at the Hilton, New Orleans Airport. The meeting format is as follows: LAMA Membership Business… Read More »

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Pilot Pension Surcharges for the 4th Qtr

October 2, 2018

The following surcharges apply. CRPPA – 22.31 mills. BAR – 8.00 mills. The NOBRA surcharge information has not been received.  It will be forwarded upon receipt.

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Updated: US Entry of Vessels Trading with Cuba

September 26, 2018

The below information (previously sent November, 2017) has been updated. On October 14, 2016 the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amended regulations… Read More »

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USCG MSIB Vol XVIII Issue 067 Carrollton Gauge 8 Feet and Rising

September 26, 2018

Today’s Carrollton Gauge reading as of 0700 local = 8.05 feet. MSIBVolXVIIIIssueCarrolltonGauge8FeetMidstreamTransferNotice.pdf The attached MSIB announces the following effective measures: Traffic control lights are energized. Gretna Navigation lights 94 and 97 are extinguished. Vessels transiting… Read More »

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Southern Currents 18-035

September 13, 2018

Southern Currents 18-035.pdf SUBJECT:  Crewmen – Detention Prior to Examination CBP has recently encountered instances where all crewmen on board vessels arriving in the United States were not onboard at the time of inspection. This… Read More »

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Crew Members Detained On Board

September 13, 2018

There is no intent to issue blanket Detain on Board orders on all vessels. The information passed was meant as a reminder that crew members are to remain on board vessels until CBP Boarding Officers… Read More »

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State of the Port Luncheon

September 12, 2018

The Big River Coalition encourages members to attend the State of the Port of New Orleans luncheon on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. The event features remarks from Brandy Christian the President and CEO of the… Read More »

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TS Gordon – Vessel Backlog

September 5, 2018

Due to TS Gordon and the shutdown of inbounds/outbounds, we are experiencing a backlog of inbound vessels.  Just today the Crescent Pilots have handled 23 inbounds, 28 outbounds, and 10 inner harbor shifts.  In order… Read More »

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BAR Pilot Services During TS Gordon

September 5, 2018

Associated Branch Pilots (BAR) had the following schedule: Ceasing of Operations: Last outbound Point Underway at 1700, Monday, Sept 3, 2018 Last inbound to cross-in no later than midnight, Monday, Sept3, 2018. Resumption of Operations:Outbounds… Read More »

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USCG – Set Port Condition NORMAL

September 5, 2018

Set Port Condition Normal This Marine Safety Information Bulletin (MSIB) supersedes MSIB Volume XVIII, Issues 60 and 61. The Captain of the Port (COTP) New Orleans has lifted all advisories and/or restrictions. Mariner information: Although… Read More »

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IHNC Lock Open

September 5, 2018

As per the USACE, the IHNC Lock has re-opened and is fully operational.

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LOWER MISSISSIPPI RIVER (LMR) NAVIGATION CONDITIONS

September 5, 2018

LMR is open to navigation with the following notices:
 Tropical Storm GORDON – Port Condition YANKEE cancelled as of 10:17 AM CST- (Click here)
All Pilot Services Restored. IHNC Lock – Closed (Click here)

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Southern Currents 18-033

September 4, 2018

Southern Currents 18-003.pdf SUBJECT:  Blanket Delay in Departure Due to Tropical Storm Gordon  Blanket Delay in Departure: The CBP Area Port Director has approved a blanket Delay in Departure for those vessels unable to depart the lower Mississippi… Read More »

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BAR Pilots Announce Restart Times

September 4, 2018

The Bar Pilots have coordinated with CRPPA and NOBRA, and will take outbounds at Venice beginning tomorrow at 0600, and inbounds to cross in at 0600.

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Port of N.O. Bridge Update – T. S. Gordon

September 4, 2018

From the Port of New Orleans:   ———————————– Due to the anticipated storm surge and high winds associated with Tropical Storm Gordon, bridges owned by the Port of New Orleans on the Inner Harbor Navigation… Read More »