USCG: Update On Sunken Vessel ST RITA Salvage Operations

Salvage Operations have begun on the M/V ST RITA @ MM132.6 favoring the RDB. 

  • The LMR remains open to navigation.
  • Operations will be during daylight hours only.
  • Slowest Safe Speed and Wide Berth are requested 24/7 for equipment that will remain on scene overnight. 
  • Operations are expected to take approximately one week.

Salvage Operations have begun on the M/V ST RITA @ MM132.6 favoring the RDB. Operations will be during daylight hours only, however a Slowest Safe Speed and Wide Berth are requested 24/7 for equipment that will remain on scene overnight. Operations are expected to take approximately one week. For further information vessels may contact the AARON CHARLES MCKINNEY or PERE C on VHF FM Ch-67

Watch Supervisor
U.S. Coast Guard
Vessel Traffic Service Lower Mississippi River
200 Hendee Street, Suite 300
New Orleans, LA 70114
504-365-2514