Notification from: Louisiana Maritime Association From NOBRA Pilots. Effective immediately the requirement to keep a pilot on board at anchor has been changed from 30 feet to 35 feet.
The Corps’ Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN) continued to open bays on the Bonnet Carré Spillway today (Thursday, February 28, 2019). The MVN opened 28 bays yesterday (as planned) in order to manage the maximum… Read More »
Due to parade traffic and congestion on Canal Street and throughout the CBP, the Marine Division in the Customhouse will close at 4:00 PM on Thursday 02.28.19 and Friday 03.01.19. Southern Currents 19-022 SUBJECT: Marine Division Early Closure… Read More »
Notification from: Louisiana Maritime Association Due to improved visibility Algiers Point is now open to navigation. Time of reopening is 9:00 am, today, February 28.
LMR is Closed to navigation at Algiers Point due to fog. Time of closure is 6:50 am, today. 1. Periodic fog at SWP has caused delays in vessel transits both entering and departing the LMR.2. Temporary Safety Zone/LMR… Read More »
Notification from: Louisiana Maritime Association Algiers Point is closed to navigation due to fog. Time of Closure is 6:50 am today, February 28.
The latest update issued to the Mississippi River Commission (MRC) as the Mississippi Valley Weather & River Report 2/22/2018 is attached. The Corps’ Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN) began opening bays on the BonnetCarré Spillway earlier… Read More »
There will be a USCG Temporary Safety Zone as follows: When: Monday, March 4, 2019Time: 1800 – 1900 LocalWhere: MM 93.0 to 96.0, AHOP, LMRWhy: Fireworks associated with Lundi Gras events. All vessels are prohibited… Read More »
Good Morning, Due to the river reaching 16’ at the Carrollton Gauge, the following restrictions will be in effect on the NOBRA Pilots’ route as of 1200 local today: MM 233.0AHP-MM 90.5AHP – southbound… Read More »
The High Water Advisory for MM 167.5 to MM 254.5 AHP has been updated for the Baton Rouge Gauge at 40’ and Rising. Highlights: Ocean Going Vessel requirements, Baton Rouge Harbor (MM 225-234) 1. Ocean… Read More »
From Federal Grain Inspection Service/GIPSA/USDA:—————————————Good Morning Ron, We will be working normal schedule through Mardi Gras; though in the past a couple of elevators have adjusted hours. We have not been advised of any reduced hours or… Read More »
See below for hold-in tug requirements and other high water provisions. Dock Plan Subject: ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Dock Plan – 27FEB AM Good Morning, HIGHWATER CURRENTLY 40.8FT AND RISING, CREST EXPECTED ON BRRF DOCK GAUGE 44.2FT AROUND… Read More »
Service to ships and ocean-going barges has been suspended. See below for further information. Subject: RE: Marine Dock Procedure for Low/High Water Stages – February 21, 2019 The river stage as observed at Baton Rouge has now… Read More »
Agents,The below trade notice provides instructions on how to upload Vessel Documents in the Document Imaging System.The intent of this program is to eliminate the need for agents to produce original vessels documents when entering and… Read More »
LMR is Open to navigation with the following provisions: Periodic fog at SWP has caused delays in vessel transits both entering and departing the LMR. See the USCG MSIB Section on page 11 for High Water Advisories.… Read More »
Here is today’s USCG Port Coordination Team High Water Conference Report and River Condition Report.Current River Stages The LMR stage at BR today (1100) was at 39.59 feet. The LMR stage at New Orleans today… Read More »
The Corps of Engineers Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN) continues responding to shoaling in Southwest Pass (SWP) deposited by elevated river stages that began in November 2018. There are two government hopper dredges (WHEELER and… Read More »
LMR is Open to navigation with the following provisions: 1. A grounded vessel just below the Head of Passes has restricted passing traffic to vessels drafting 35’ or less.2. Periodic fog at SWP has caused delays in… Read More »
Notification from: Louisiana Maritime Association The SBI HYDRA is off ground and underway up bound at this time. The channel at the Head of Passes is clear. There has been no report of any change in… Read More »
No ships/ocean-going barges are allowed at the dock when the river reaches 40.0ft.As a reminder, this requires us to have a standby tow boat at the dock on a 24-hr basis. Box barges continue to be prohibited and will be… Read More »