Sunshine Bridge Alternate Span, Remains Closed to All Traffic

VTS LMR has established a VTS Measure on the LMR from MM 167 to MM 168, AHOP.
The following provisions are in effect:
 
Starting on October 21, 2018: 
  • All deep draft vessels, all line tows, and large tows (five or more barges) are restricted to one-way traffic from MM 167.0 to MM 168.0 Above Head of Passes 24 hours per day.
  • All southbound vessels shall check in with the Vessel Traffic Service Lower Mississippi River (“New Orleans Traffic”) at Bringier Point (MM 173.7) on VHF-FM CH-05A.
  • All northbound vessels shall check in with the Vessel Traffic Service Lower Mississippi River (“New Orleans Traffic”) at Nita Light (MM 162.2) on VHF-FM CH-05A.
  • Burnside Anchorage from MM 166.5 – 167.0 will be closed to anchoring vessels to provide additional maneuvering area for vessels abiding by one-way traffic criteria.

The full VTS Measure is provided below, or (Click here).