The USCG will establish a Safety Zone as follows:
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 prohibited from entering safety zone without the permission of the COTP or designated representative.
The full MSIB is attached or can be found here: MSIB Vol XVIII Issue 070 Temporary Safety Zone MM94-95.pdf
Waterway Status – Temporary Safety Zones MM 94-95 AHP LMR
The U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port of New Orleans, under the authority of the Ports and Waterways Safety Act, will establish a safety zone on October 6, 2018, on the Lower Mississippi River, Above Head of Passes, from MM 94 to MM 95, 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 October 6, 2018 from 9 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 9 p.m. on October 6, 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