CRPPA Draft Recommendation Update/Change

The CRPPA Safe Navigation Committee has set the following draft recommendation:
-Maximum freshwater draft 43’00”.
-One way traffic for 2 vessels over 40’, from 1 mile above to 1 mile below Lower Gap Light(Official notice below)

Reminder: The BAR PIlots have set a 44’ Maximum Freshwater Draft of 44’ 00” between the SWP Sea Buoy to MM 1.5 AHOP
HOWEVER The current controlling ’temporary’ draft restriction is 41’ set by the BAR Pilots for SWP Sea Buoy to MM 1.5 AHOP pending receipt of additional surveys.

The USACE has confirmed that survey vessels will be working this weekend (weather permitting).

Forwarding correspondence between the Safe Navigation Committee and CRPPA: 

Safe Navigation Recommendations:-Maximum freshwater draft 43’00”-One way traffic for 2 vessels over 40’, from 1 mile above to 1 mile below Lower Gap Light  

Brgds,
Nathan AnkersenChief Operating Officer
Crescent River Port Pilots’ Association