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VTS Measure – Boothville Anchorage Closure MM 15.0 – 18.3 AHP LMR
The Lower Mississippi River (LMR) is open to all vessel traffic. The Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) Measure closing the LMR from Mile Marker (MM) 15 Above Head of Passes (AHP) to MM 18 AHP due to a capsized vessel is rescinded.
VTS Lower Mississippi River, in accordance with the Navigation Safety Regulations, Code of Federal Regulations Title 33, Subpart 161.11, will establish a VTS Measure for the waters of the Lower Mississippi River from MM 15 AHP to MM 18.3 AHP (Boothville Anchorage). This Measure is needed to protect persons and vessels from the potential safety hazards associated with a sunken vessel near the right descending bank (RDB) in Boothville Anchorage at MM 17.5 AHP (approximately: 29° 21.049’ N, 089° 25.315’ W). A buoy is marking the location of the sunken vessel.
Effective immediately, this Measure is in effect with the following provision:
- Boothville Anchorage is closed to all vessels above MM 15.0 AHP.
- All vessels shall transit MM 15.0 to 18.3 AHP at minimum safe speed to minimize wake.
Updates and/or changes will be broadcast via Safety Broadcast Notice to Mariners and/or industry-wide email distribution.
For further information, contact:
Coast Guard Sector New Orleans Command Center: (504) 365-2200
Coast Guard Waterways Management: (504) 365-2280
Vessel Traffic Service Lower Mississippi River: (504) 365-2230, VHF FM Ch. 05A, 12, 67