MSIB XVIII, Issue 058 – Fireworks Safety Zone

MSIB XVIII, Issue 058 – Fireworks Safety Zone, MM 95.7 – 96.7, August 25, 2018

The U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port New Orleans, under the authority of the Ports and Waterways Safety Act, will establish a safety zone on August 25, 2018, on the Lower Mississippi River, Above Head of Passes, from MM 95.7 to MM 96.7, in the vicinity of Algiers Point in New Orleans, LA. This safety zone is needed to protect persons and vessels from the potential safety hazards associated with fireworks display. This rule is effective on August 25, 2018 from 8:45 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. local time.

All vessels are prohibited from entering the safety zone unless they have been granted permission by the Captain of the Port New Orleans or designated representative. For the Safety Zone, the designated representative will be Vessel Traffic Center Lower Mississippi River. Only vessels participating in the fireworks display and pre- designated vessels are permitted within the safety zone after 8:45 p.m. on August 25, 2018.

A U.S. Coast Guard vessel will be on scene for the duration of the event and may be contacted on VHF-FM Channel 16 in the event of an emergency.

For additional information, contact the following:

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