The BAR Pilots have reduced the maximum recommended draft in SWP to 41 Feet.See announcement below.

Effective immediately the Associated Branch Pilots have reduced the recommended  deep transit draft in Southwest Pass to 41’. This is a result of several ships experiencing difficulty near the Head Of Passes  as well as data received from the recent USACE depth surveys.

All the best,
Capt. Michael T. D. Miller
PresidentAssociated Branch Pilots
(504) 831-6615