VTS Measure revised – The Mississippi River is reopened in Baton Rouge Harbor, with exceptions

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