January 05, 2019 – 9:00 AM LMR Navigation Update

Update as of 0800 local, January 5, 2019.
 
DRAFT RESTRICTION
“Maximum allowable freshwater draft of 42 feet and one-way traffic from MM 02 to MM 04 AHOP at all times until further notice.”
 
 
FOG 

LMR is currently Open to navigation.

Recent Closures: (All times ‘local’) (fog closures at Algiers Point MM 94.5):

  • Closed 9:15 pm, 29 Dec 2018 – Re-opened 2:37 pm, 30 Dec 2018.
  • Closed 3:13 pm, 30 Dec 2018 – Re-opened 5:07 am, 31 Dec 2018.
  • Closed 12:30 am, 01 Jan 2019 – Re-opened 6:36 am, 01 Jan 2019.
  • Closed 1:30 am, 02 Jan 2019 – Re-opened 8:30 pm, 02 Jan 2019.
  • Closed 11:19 pm, J02 Jan, 2019 – Re-opened 2:00 am, 03 Jan 2019.
 
USACE Revetment Ops
Suspended for weekend
Operations will commence again at 0600 on Monday, Jan 7.
 
Flocculation – SWP Entry Restrictions.
Continue as before.  
Today’s entry window for vessel’s with a draft of 38’ or more is from 0852 to 2318 hours, local.
 
Vessel Movements
For 24 Hour Reporting Period ending today, Jan 5, 0700 Local.
  • 13 vessels crossed in. 
  • 22 vessels crossed out.
 
Anchorage Repor
This morning’s 0800 Anchorage Report indicates 62 vessels in SWP anchorage. (Other vessels are drifting off SWP out of AIS Range)
Other:
Due to the grounding of the ANGLO ALEXANDRIA at MM 3.5; the LMR was closed at that point from 0900 – 1742 (local), yesterday, 04 Jan 2019.
When re-opened a 30’ draft restriction was put in place by the USCG.
At 2200 (local) 04 Jan 2019 the draft restriction was amended to “maximum allowable freshwater draft of 42 feet and one-way traffic from MM 02 to MM 04 AHOP at all times until further notice.”
From CAPT Mike Miller, President BAR Pilots
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“Started outbound convoy early this morning and will continue through the KEY PACIFICO, then will start inbound convoy.”
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End of Report – Updates to be sent upon receipt.