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LOWER MISSISSIPPI RIVER (LMR) NAVIGATION CONDITIONS

February 19, 2019

LMR is Open to navigation. Previous Closures (All times local):
Time of Closure: Saturday, 7:30 am, 16 Feb 2019.
Time of Reopening: Saturday, 9:40 am, 16 Feb 2019.
 The additional following notice are in effect:1. UPDATE: The main navigation… Read More »

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Algiers Point is Open

February 16, 2019

Due to improved visibility, Algiers Point is open to navigation.  Time of closure: 0730 local, 02/16/19Time of reopening: 0940 local, 02/16/19

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Algiers Point Closed Due to Fog

February 16, 2019

Notification from: Louisiana Maritime Association Algiers Point is closed to all navigation due to fog.  Time of closure is 0730.

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Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 21519

February 15, 2019

The Corps of Engineers Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN) continues responding to shoaling in Southwest Pass (SWP) deposited by elevated river stages that began in November 2018. There are two government hopper dredges (WHEELER and… Read More »

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CRPPA Draft Increase to 45 Feet

February 15, 2019

Notification from: Louisiana Maritime Association The Crescent River Port Pilots have increased their maximum recommended draft to 45 feet.  Any vessel drafting over 44 feet must transit during high tide.  Please see the Louisiana Maritime Association… Read More »

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CRPPA Increases Draft to 45 Feet

February 15, 2019

The CRPPA Safe Navigation Committee has set the following draft recommendations: -45’ft maximum draft , high tide with anything over 44’ft . -One way with two vessels of 40’ft or greater between mile 1.5 to… Read More »

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LOWER MISSISSIPPI RIVER (LMR) NAVIGATION CONDITIONS

February 15, 2019

LMR is Open to navigation. Previous Closures (All times local):
Time of Closure: Monday, 8:41 pm, 11 Feb 2019.
Time of Reopening: Tuesday, 1:43 am, 12 Feb 2019.
Time of Closure: Sunday, 4:30 pm, 10 Feb 2019.
TimeofReopening:Monday,11:00pm,11Feb2019. 
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Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 21319

February 13, 2019

The Corps of Engineers Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN) continues responding to the active shoaling in Southwest Pass (SWP) deposited during the elevated river stages. There are two government hopper dredges (WHEELER and McFARLAND) working… Read More »

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Update: 2.12.2019 INBOUNDS

February 12, 2019

Updated list below. # X-IN INBOUNDS 1 600 THOR ACHIEVER 2 600 PORT MOODY 3 600 AFRICAN JACANA 4 600 CHAMPION TIMUR 5 600 PACIFIC DEBBIE 6 600 NING TAI HAI 7 600 WOLVERINE 8… Read More »

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Update: 2.12.2019 INBOUNDS

February 12, 2019

Here is the latest update of Scheduled Inbound Vessels. See updated list below, the ASOPOS took the place of the SICHEM LONDON. # X-IN INBOUNDS 1 600 THOR ACHIEVER 2 600 PORT MOODY 3 600… Read More »

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Update – INBOUNDS

February 12, 2019

Here is the list of inbound vessels as scheduled by the CRPPA dispatch. # X-IN INBOUNDS 1 600 THOR ACHIEVER 2 600 PORT MOODY 3 600 AFRICAN JACANA 4 600 CHAMPION TIMUR 5 600 PACIFIC… Read More »

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Algiers Point closed due to Low Visibility

February 11, 2019

Algiers Point is closed as of 8:41 pm local. Due to Low Visibility in the vicinity Algiers Point MM94.5 AHP the Mississippi River at Algiers Point is closed to all traffic. For updates on conditions… Read More »

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Algiers Point Closed Due to Fog

February 11, 2019

Notification from: Louisiana Maritime Association Algiers Point is closed to navigation due to fog.  Time of closure is 8:41 pm, local.  

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Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 21119

February 11, 2019

The Corps of Engineers Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN) continues responding to the active shoaling in Southwest Pass (SWP) deposited during the elevated river stages. There are two government hopper dredges (WHEELER and McFARLAND) working… Read More »

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Updated INBOUNDS

February 11, 2019

# X-IN INBOUNDS 1 555 TURQUOISE 2 600 MAJESTIC ISLAND 3 600 CMA CGM LA SCALA 4 600 ATLANTICA BRIDGE 5 600 SENTINEL 6 600 GIULIA I 7 600 BARCARENA 8 600 SICHEM NEW YORK**… Read More »

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DUE IN VESSELS

February 11, 2019

Here is a list of the Due In Vessels as shared by the pilots.

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C-View Expanded AIS Coverage

February 11, 2019

The C-View Mobile app has been upgraded to have “Expanded AIS Coverage” enabled by default so that you can now see all the action at the SW Pass Anchorage and the offshore lightering activities.

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Algiers Point closed due to Low Visibility

February 10, 2019

Official notice provided below. Due to Low Visibility in the vicinity Algiers Point MM94.5 AHP the Mississippi River at Algiers Point is closed to all traffic. For updates on conditions in this area contact Vessel… Read More »

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Algiers Point Closed Due to Fog

February 10, 2019

Notification from: Louisiana Maritime Association Algiers Point is closed to navigation due to fog.  Time of closure 4:35 pm, today.

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Agent Action Requested

February 10, 2019

Please forward to me your PRIORITY vessels waiting to cross-in. Please send the information in the following format:1.  Vessel Name.2.  Cargo on board, or cargo to load.3.  Awaiting berth.4.  Vessel Draft.5.  Other information of why the vessel… Read More »

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CRPPA Increases Draft to 44′

February 9, 2019

Notification from: Louisiana Maritime Association The members of the CRPPA Safe Navigation Committee have increased the maximum recommended draft to 44 feet.  This matches the BAR Pilots recommended maximum freshwater draft of 44 feet.

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CRPPA Draft Increase to 44 Feet

February 9, 2019

From the CRPPA: The members of the CRPPA Safe Navigation Committee have increased the maximum recommended draft to 44’.Note:  This matches the BAR Pilots recommended maximum freshwater draft of 44′

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Agent Action Requested

February 8, 2019

All,We are trying to collect information on how many vessels will be affected by the current draft restriction. Please send me the following for any vessel with a draft of over 43’ freshwater. Name of… Read More »

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Update to Draft

February 8, 2019

Notification from: Louisiana Maritime Association New Draft Update: The BAR Pilots have removed their 41 foot temporary draft limitation.  Quote from the BAR Pilots – ” BAR Pilots on station are recommending the previous transit draft of 44… Read More »

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CRPPA Sets 43′ Recommended Freshwater Draft

February 8, 2019

Notification from: Louisiana Maritime Association The Crescent Pilots have decreased their maximum recommended freshwater draft to 43 feet. Reminder, the Bar Pilots have a maximum recommended freshwater draft of 44 feet.  However, the temporary controlling draft… Read More »

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CRPPA Draft Recommendation Update/Change

February 8, 2019

The CRPPA Safe Navigation Committee has set the following draft recommendation:-Maximum freshwater draft 43’00”.-One way traffic for 2 vessels over 40’, from 1 mile above to 1 mile below Lower Gap Light(Official notice below)Reminder: The… Read More »

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Update on BAR Draft Situation

February 8, 2019

Based on channel surveys received so far today, BAR Pilots have increased the transit draft from 40’ to 41’ at this time. Updates will be provided upon receipt. Sincerely,Ronald W. Branch, CAPT. USCG (Ret.) PresidentLouisiana Maritime Association (LAMA) Ron.branch@louisianamaritime.org  Desk:… Read More »

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Pilot Dispatch List of INBOUNDS

February 8, 2019

Forwarded as received.——————– # X-IN INBOUNDS 1 1100 CLIPPER ORION 2 1100 EMERALD SPIRIT 3 1300 GASCHEM STADE 4 1430 AEOLOS 5 1430 STAR KESTREL 6 1500 HAYDN 7 1530 SANTA VIOLA 8 1535 YELLOWSTONE… Read More »

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Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 2819

February 8, 2019

The Corps of Engineers Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN) continues responding to the active shoaling in Southwest Pass (SWP) deposited during the elevated river stages. MVN’s hopper dredge WHEELER continues working under Red Flag Emergency… Read More »

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BAR Temporary Draft Limitations – 40′

February 8, 2019

Due to lack of surveys, the BAR Pilots on station are limiting inbound and outbound transits to vessels drafting 40’ or less.Survey boats are out working today.  

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Pilots Taking Sailing Orders NOW!!

February 8, 2019

Notification from: Louisiana Maritime Association Crescent Pilots are now taking orders for any vessel that can sail. Quote “As soon as agents can order ships we will put pilots on them Unquote.  Agents contact pilot dispatch… Read More »

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Pilots Ready to Take Sailing Orders NOW!

February 8, 2019

Received from CRPPA President Captain Michael Bopp: ——————— We are ready to start sailing whatever you can order up. It’s clear, windy, and cold here on the North shore and all the fog is history… Read More »

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Updates: INBOUNDS 2.7.2019

February 7, 2019

See the revised list below for inbounds, no particular order.   # X-IN INBOUNDS 1 1300 STAR KESTREL 2 1300 STOLT PRIDE 3 1300 IONIC PATRIS 4 1300 ASPHALT SAILOR 5 1300 MYKONOS DAWN 6 1300… Read More »

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MVN 60-Day Lock Status Forecast 2719

February 7, 2019

The Corps’ Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN) District’s Lock and Waterway Status 60-Day Forecast as issued today (February 7, 2019) is attached. The status report updates conditions on the on the Calcasieu, Bayou Boeuf, Old River Locks and the East and West Calumet Floodgates.… Read More »

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Algiers Point is Open

February 6, 2019

Due to improved visibility in the vicinity of Algiers Point MM 94.5 AHP, the Mississippi River at Algiers Point is now open to all traffic. Vessels are reminded to contact VTS LMR on VHF FM… Read More »

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Algiers Point is Open

February 6, 2019

Notification from: Louisiana Maritime Association Due to improved visibility, Algiers Point is open to navigation as of 0817 local. 

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Algiers Point Closed Due to Fog

February 5, 2019

Algiers Point is closed due to fog.Time of closure is 10:30 pm, Local.Official Notice provided below. The Coast Guard has determined that passage around Algiers Point is unsafe based upon the existing dense fog conditions. As… Read More »

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Algiers Point Closed Due to Fog

February 5, 2019

Notification from: Louisiana Maritime Association The Coast Guard has determined that passage around Algiers Point is unsafe based upon the existing dense fog conditions. As of 1030 pm local, Algiers Point at Mile Marker 93.5 to 95.0… Read More »

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Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 2519

February 5, 2019

The Corps of Engineers Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN) continues responding to the active shoaling in Southwest Pass (SWP) deposited during the elevated river stages. The Corps hopper dredge WHEELER continues working under the Red… Read More »

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National Weather Service Dense Fog Advisory

February 5, 2019

..DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST TODAY… The National Weather Service in New Orleans has issued a Dense Fog Advisory, which is in effect until noon CST today. VISIBILITY…One-quarter mile or less. DURATION…through… Read More »