The USCG COTP has issued the following:
Vessel warping during high water may create a hazardous condition and significantly increase the potential risk of a marine casualty.
Captain of the Port New Orleans expects vessels, facilities, and vessel agents planning to warp a vessel to consult with the appropriate pilot associations prior to warping to determine whether or not a pilot and/or tugs are necessary to reposition the vessel from dock to dock.
For additional information, contact the following:
Coast Guard Vessel Traffic Service Lower Mississippi River (24 hours): (504) 365-2230, VHF-FM Ch. 05A, 12
Coast Guard Sector New Orleans Command Center (24 hours): (504) 365-2543
Coast Guard Sector New Orleans Waterways Management: (504) 365-2280
CAPTAIN K. M. LUTTRELL
Captain of the Port New Orleans