The Mississippi River is reopened to all traffic in the Baton Rouge Harbor. The Baton Rouge General Anchorage will remain closed until further notice. The sunken T/V MICHELLE ANN has been located in the anchorage, beneath the M/V IOLCOS UNITY.

In addition, a VTS Measure is established for one-way traffic, no meeting or overtaking, between ocean-going vessels and large tows, with more than 10 regulation size barges, from MM-225 to MM-227.

For further information, contact VTS Lower Mississippi River on CH-12 VHF FM

Tony Marinelli, Watch Supervisor
U.S. Coast Guard
Vessel Traffic Service Lower Mississippi River
200 Hendee Street, Suite 300
New Orleans, LA 70114