USCG Safety Zones for Fireworks Displays June 30 – July 4

USCG Safety Zones for firework displays are as follows.
Note:
  • All vessels are prohibited from entering these safety zones unless they have been granted permission by the Captain of the Port New Orleans or designated representative.
  • The Captain of the Port’s designated representative for each safety zone is listed above.
  1. Mandeville Lakefront Fireworks
    1. Date and time: June 30, 2018 from 8:45 p.m. until 9:45 p.m
    2. Location: Lake Pontchartrain, 100-yard radius around 30-21-12.0N 090-04-28.9W
    3. Designated representative: USCG Auxiliary, VHF-FM Channel 16
  2. L’Auberge Casino Fireworks
    1. Date and time: July 4, 2018 from 8:30 p.m. until 9:45 p.m.
    2. Location: Lower Mississippi River MM 216.5 to 217.5 AHP, Baton Rouge, LA
    3. Designated representative: USCG Marine Safety Unit Baton Rouge, VHF-FM Channel 16
  3. St. John the Baptist Parish July 4th Celebration Fireworks
    1. Date and time: July 3, 2018 from 8:45 p.m. until 9:45 p.m.
    2. Location: Lower Mississippi River Mile Marker (MM) 137.5 to MM 138.5 above Head of Passes (AHP), Reserve, LA
    3. Designated representative: Port of South Louisiana, VHF-FM Channels 16 or 67, or phone (985) 536-1118
  4. Go 4th on the River
    1. Date and time: July 4, 2018 from 8:55 p.m. until 9:40 p.m.
    2. Location: Lower Mississippi River MM 94.3 to MM 95.3 AHP, New Orleans, LA
    3. Designated representative: USCG Station New Orleans, VHF-FM Channel 16
  5. LaFonte Wedding Fireworks
    1. Date and time: June 30, 2018 from 8:45 p.m. until 10 p.m.
    2. Location: Lower Mississippi River MM 94 to MM 95 AHP, New Orleans, LA
    3. Designated representative: USCG Station New Orleans, VHF-FM Channel 16
  6. WBRZ-TV Fireworks Display
    1. Date and time: July 4, 2018 from 8:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.
    2. Location: Lower Mississippi River MM 228.8 to 230, above Head of Passes.
    3. Designated representative: USCG Marine Safety Unit Baton Rouge, VHF-FM Channel 16
  7. Madisonville Old Fashion 4th of July
    1. Date and time: July 4, 2018 from 8:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
    2. Location: Tchefuncte River, 100-yard radius around 30-24-11.63N 090-09-17.39W
    3. Designated Representative: USCG Auxiliary, VHF-FM Channel 16.

All vessels are prohibited from entering these safety zones unless they have been granted permission by the Captain of the Port New Orleans or designated representative.  The Captain of the Port’s designated representative for each safety zone is listed above.  All vessels requesting permission to enter or transit through these safety zones are required to contact the designated representative via the contact methods listed above.  Each designated representative will evaluate and allow vessels to transit through the safety zone on a case-by-case basis.
   
For additional information, contact the following:

Coast Guard Vessel Traffic Center Lower Mississippi River: (504) 365-2230
Coast Guard Waterways Management: (504) 365-2280
Coast Guard Sector New Orleans Command Center:  (504) 365-2200