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Federal Pilots Increase Draft to 43 Feet

April 17, 2019

As a result of the improving conditions in Southwest Pass the Federal Pilots are increasing their maximum recommended freshwater draft to 43 feet.Link —> Federal Pilots to 43 Feet April 17 2019.pdf Good Morning Gentlemen, As… Read More »

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Federal Pilots Increase Draft to 43 Feet

April 17, 2019

Notification from: Louisiana Maritime Association As a result of the improving conditions in Southwest Pass the Federal Pilots are increasing their maximum recommended freshwater draft to 43 feet.

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BAR Pilots Increase Draft to 44 Feet

April 17, 2019

The BAR Pilots will increase the maximum recommended freshwater draft to 44 feet effective 10:00 am today. As a reminder, the Crescent Pilots maximum recommended freshwater draft remains at 43 feet at this time.

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BAR Pilots Increase Draft to 44 Feet

April 17, 2019

Notification from: Louisiana Maritime Association The BAR Pilots will increase the maximum recommended freshwater draft to 44 feet effective 10:00 am today.  As a reminder, the Crescent Pilots remain at 43 feet at this time.

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USFGIS SHIPHOLDS FOR WED 04/17/2019

April 17, 2019

DAILY SHIPHOLD SCHEDULE=THIERRY & G. KNAPPER NAME OF VESSEL LAUNCH LOCATION TIME AGENCY NAME *CLIPPER BELLA PS 9 MILE 0700AM NOVA DOUG CIELO DI VAL PARARSO PS MAGNOLIA AV 0700AM JORDAN GMT MEDI ADRIATICO *******… Read More »

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USFGIS SHIPHOLDS FOR TUESDAY 04/16/2019

April 16, 2019

DAILY SHIPHOLD SCHEDULE=THIERRY & G. KNAPPER NAME OF VESSEL LAUNCH LOCATION TIME AGENCY NAME SETY CRESCENT LAPLACE 0700AM BLUE WATER GEORGE MAPLE PIONEER CONVENT MILE=158 0900AM SOUTHPORT JEFF YANG TUE SPRIT PS 12 MILE 0700AM… Read More »

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MVN 60-Day Lock Status Forecast 41519

April 15, 2019

The Corps’ Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN) District’s Lock and Waterway Status 60-Day Forecast as issued today (Monday, April 15, 2019) is attached. The status report includes present conditions on the on the Calcasieu, Bayou… Read More »

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Bonnet Carre Anchorage – OPEN

April 15, 2019

The Bonnet Carre Spillway structure was fully closed on Thursday 4/11 and the anchorage area was surveyed on Friday 4/12. Effective immediately, the Bonnet Carre Anchorage is re-opened without restrictions.

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USFGIS DAILY SHIPHOLD

April 15, 2019

                   DAILY SHIPHOLD SCHEDULE =F. KING=DELANCY NAME OF VESSEL LAUNCH LOCATION TIME AGENCY NAME *FEDERAL WELLAND PS KENNER BEND 0700AM NLD GUY *AVIAGTOR BC DAVANT 0700AM BLUE WATER MATT TIGER HENAN BC 9 MILE 0700AM… Read More »

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USFGIS DAILY SHIPHOLD

April 14, 2019

                   DAILY SHIPHOLD SCHEDULE =CARTER=HORTON NAME OF VESSEL LAUNCH LOCATION TIME AGENCY NAME KN  FOREST BCV DAVANT 0700AM HOST TRAVIS MELODY FAIR DOCKSIDE NASHVILLE AVE 0700AM NOVA ANTO LONG STAR PS BC 0700AM NLD JOE… Read More »

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USCG – NWS WIND ADVISORY FOR VTS AREA

April 13, 2019

The National Weather Service has issued a WIND ADVISORY for Southeast Louisiana. Mariners can expect sustained winds from 26-39 miles per hour through Sunday morning. All mariners are advised to make preparations and consider the risks… Read More »

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USFGIS Shiholds

April 13, 2019

       DAILY SHIPHOLD SCHEDULE   = J. Delaney = Hort NAME OF VESSEL LAUNCH LOCATION TIME AGENCY NAME VICTORIA HARBOR MGMT RIG 1100 AM TRICON RONALD NORTHERN POTOMAC BCV 9 MILE 0700 AM BLUE WATER… Read More »

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Belmont Anchorage OPEN

April 12, 2019

Belmont Anchorage is re-opened without restrictions. For awareness, an unmarked sunken coal barge remains in the area of Mile Marker (MM) 154.5 Above Head of Passes (AHP). Updated sonar imagery suggests the barge is under… Read More »

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USFGIS DAILY SHIPHOLD

April 12, 2019

       DAILY SHIPHOLD SCHEDULE     F. KING / G. KNAPPER NAME OF VESSEL LAUNCH LOCATION TIME AGENCY NAME GOLDEN BONNIE PS DAVANT POINT CELESTE 0700 AM HOST JEFF BRIGHT HERO AVONDALE DOCK #4 0700 AM BLUEWATER… Read More »

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FINAL: Bonnet Carré Spillway Operation 41119

April 11, 2019

The Corps’ Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN) completed the closure of the Bonnet Carré  Spillway today (Thursday, April 11, 2019).    The Spillway was operated for 44 days, making this the fourth longest opening in… Read More »

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Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 41119

April 11, 2019

The Corps of Engineers Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN) continues responding to active shoaling in Southwest Pass (SWP) deposited by high river stages (flood event).  There are four industry hopper dredges, two industry cutterhead dredges… Read More »

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CRPPA Safe Navigation Recommendations

April 11, 2019

The Crescent River Port Pilots have increased their maximum recommended freshwater draft to 43 feet. Please find below correspondence between Safe Navigation Committee and the Crescent River Port Pilots’ Association:   SAFE NAVIGATION RECOMMENDATIONS: -43’FT… Read More »

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Draft increase to 43′ on CRPPA Route

April 11, 2019

Notification from: Louisiana Maritime Association The Crescent River Port Pilots have increased their maximum recommended freshwater draft to 43 feet.

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Draft at SWP now 43 feet

April 11, 2019

Notification from: Louisiana Maritime Association Msg from Louisiana Maritime Association: The BAR pilots have increased their recommended maximum freshwater draft to 43 feet this morning.

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USFGIS DAILY SHIPHOLD Inspections

April 11, 2019

       DAILY SHIPHOLD SCHEDULE     F. KING / G. KNAPPER NAME OF VESSEL LAUNCH LOCATION TIME AGENCY NAME SZARE SZEREGI PS DAVANT DAVANT 0700 AM GMT JORDAN NEFELI BC VIOLENT   Assoc. TERMINAL 0800 AM SOUTHPORT… Read More »

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BAR “Expected” to Raise Draft

April 10, 2019

Quote ———————- Good evening! This is an unofficial notice that the Associated Branch Pilots expect to revise the recommended transit draft to 43’ in fresh water tomorrow morning. The plan is to circulate the official notice at… Read More »

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Bonnet Carré Spillway Operation 41019

April 10, 2019

The Corps’ Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN) plans to close 33 bays on the Bonnet Carré  Spillway today (Wednesday, April 9, 2019). The MVN manages the opening and closing of bays to ensure the maximum… Read More »

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USGFIS DAILY SHIPHOLD

April 10, 2019

       DAILY SHIPHOLD SCHEDULE     F. KING / G. KNAPPER NAME OF VESSEL LAUNCH LOCATION TIME AGENCY NAME ******CLIPPER TRITON BCGRAND VIEW GRAND VIEW 0700 AM NEWSHIP JAY BULK TRADER KENNER BEND BC AMA 0700 AM… Read More »

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Bonnet Carré Spillway Operation 4919

April 9, 2019

The Corps’ Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN) plans to close between 35 to 50 bays on the Bonnet Carré  Spillway today (Tuesday, April 9, 2019). The MVN manages the opening and closing of bays to… Read More »

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USFGIS SHIPHOLDS FOR TUESDAY 04/09/2019

April 9, 2019

DAILY SHIPHOLD SCHEDULE=F. KING & G. KNAPPER NAME OF VESSEL LAUNCH LOCATION TIME AGENCY NAME *BALTIC SCORPION PS DAVANT 0700AM G-STEAMSHIP EVAN *BOSTON  HARMONY BCV 12 MILE 0700AM GEN MARITIME JORDAN SZCZECIN PS 9 MILE… Read More »

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Lower Mississippi River (LMR) Dredging Update 4819

April 8, 2019

The Corps of Engineers Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN) continues responding to active shoaling in Southwest Pass (SWP) deposited by high river stages (flood event).  There are four industry hopper dredges, two industry cutterhead dredges… Read More »

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Bonnet Carré Spillway Operation 4819

April 8, 2019

The Corps’ Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN) plans to close between 30 to 40 bays on the Bonnet Carré  Spillway today (Monday, April 8, 2019). The MVN manages the opening and closing of bays to… Read More »

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SHIPHOLDS FOR MONDAY 04/08/19

April 8, 2019

       DAILY SHIPHOLD SCHEDULE   =  King  =  Knapper NAME OF VESSEL LAUNCH LOCATION TIME AGENCY NAME BALTIC SCORPION PS DAVANT 1400 G=STEAMSHIP JORDAN WESTERN LUCREZIA PSP 9 MILE 1000 NLD DAN BOSTON HARMONY BCV… Read More »

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Bonnet Carré Spillway Operation 4719

April 7, 2019

The Corps’ Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN) did not close any bays on the Bonnet Carré  Spillway today (Sunday, April 7, 2019). The MVN manages the opening and closing of bays to ensure the maximum… Read More »

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Algiers Point is Open

April 7, 2019

Notification from: Louisiana Maritime Association Algiers Point is open to all marine traffic.  Time of opening is 10:30 am.

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Algiers Point is Closed

April 7, 2019

Notification from: Louisiana Maritime Association Algiers Point is closed to all marine traffic due to fog. Time of closure is 7:00 am.

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USFGIS: DAILY SHIPHOLD Inspections

April 7, 2019

       DAILY SHIPHOLD SCHEDULE     G. KNAPPER / C. MONTGOMERY NAME OF VESSEL LAUNCH LOCATION TIME AGENCY NAME SEA RIDER POINT CELESTE BC DAVANT 0700 AM SOUTHPORT JEFF BALTIC SCORPION PS DAVANT DAVANT 1400 PM GEN… Read More »

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Algiers Point Closed Due to Low Visibility

April 7, 2019

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 Traffic Service Lower Mississippi… Read More »

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Bonnet Carré Spillway Operation 4619

April 6, 2019

The Corps’ Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN) did not close any bays on the Bonnet Carré  Spillway today (Saturday, April 6, 2019). The MVN manages the opening and closing of bays to ensure the maximum… Read More »

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Algiers Point Open

April 6, 2019

Due to improved visibility, Algiers Point is now open to navigation. Time of Closure: 0105 local Time Reopened: 1013 local

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USCG VTS LMR: Algiers Point Closed

April 6, 2019

Algiers Point is closed to all vessels due to reduced visibility. Time of Closure is 0105. 0105 04/06/2019 Algiers Point is closed to all vessels due to reduced visibility

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Algiers Point Closed

April 6, 2019

Notification from: Louisiana Maritime Association Algiers Point is closed to all vessels due to fog. Time of Closure is 1:05 am.

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Bonnet Carré Spillway Operation 4519

April 5, 2019

The Corps’ Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN) did not close any bays on the Bonnet Carré  Spillway today (Friday, April 5, 2019). The MVN manages the opening and closing of bays to ensure the maximum… Read More »

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General Maritime Transportation Phone Outage

April 5, 2019

Due to inclement weather, phone lines are not working at General Maritime Transportation Services. You can reach them on the cell phone numbers below. Tony Genusa: 504-256-1757 Jordan Theobold: 504-508-0630 Charlie Hurst: 504-256-9307 Bill Mac:… Read More »

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USFGIS DAILY SHIPHOLD

April 5, 2019

       DAILY SHIPHOLD SCHEDULE     F. KING / G. KNAPPER NAME OF VESSEL LAUNCH LOCATION TIME AGENCY NAME NAUTICAL LORRIDONNA BC VIOLET 9 MI 0700 AM BLUEWATER JASON NIKKEI PROGRESSO BC VIOLET 9 MI 0700 AM… Read More »

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Bonnet Carré Spillway Operation 4419

April 4, 2019

The Corps’ Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN) did not close any bays on the Bonnet Carré  Spillway today (Thursday, April 4, 2019). The MVN manages the opening and closing of bays to ensure the maximum… Read More »

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Severe Weather Briefing Slides 04.03.19

April 4, 2019

Attached is the NOAA/NWS Slide Briefing. Severe weather and heavy rainfall is predicted through Monday. Slides 12 and 13 provide an excellent summary.