I’ve been asked to collect information regarding vessel’s drafts.
I’m requesting the following:
Please ensure the Master of all vessels enter the correct current draft information in their vessels AIS information.
If all vessels comply with this; the information will be readily available for port planners, users, USACE, USCG, Pilots, etc.
If you have a vessel that is delayed from either entering or departing the LMR due to the recommended maximum draft of 44’, please send me the following:
  • Name of Vessel:
  • Draft:
  • Cargo:
  • Current Location and Destination:
  • Previous Planned Time to Arrive Destination or Depart LMR:
Thank you for your cooperation.
Ronald W. Branch, CAPT. USCG (Ret.) 
Louisiana Maritime Association (LAMA)  
Desk:  (504) 899-5535
Cell:   (330) 760-0786
Website:  The Watch Stander