Waterways Status – Temporary Safety Zone
NEW ORLEANS, LA
The U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port New Orleans, under the authority of the Ports and Waterways Safety Act, will enforce a temporary safety zone, as published in 33 CFR 165. This safety zone will take place on the Lower Mississippi River between Mile Marker 94 and Mile Marker 95 above Head of Passes. This safety zone is needed to protect persons and vessels from the potential safety hazards associated with a fireworks display. This rule is effective on June 20, 2019, from 8:45 p.m. until 9:45 p.m. local time.
All vessels are prohibited from entering the safety zone unless they have been granted permission by the Captain of the Port New Orleans or a designated representative. For the Safety Zone, the designated representative will be Vessel Traffic Service Lower Mississippi River. Only vessels participating in the fireworks display and predesignated vessels are permitted within the safety zone between 8:45 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. on June 20, 2019.
A U.S. Coast Guard vessel will be on scene for the duration of the event and may be contacted on VHF-FM Channel 16 in the event of an emergency.
For further information, contact:
Coast Guard Sector New Orleans Command Center: (504) 365-2544 or 2209
Coast Guard Waterways Management: (504) 365-2280
Vessel Traffic Service Lower Mississippi River: (504) 365-2230, VHF FM Ch. 05A, 12, 67