The USCG has issued the below MSIB regarding Barge Fleet inventory reporting.

Pre/Post Storm Barge Fleet Reporting


The Captain of the Port (COTP), Sector New Orleans has requested that all barge fleets within the Lower Mississippi River (LMR) from Mile Marker (MM) 00 to MM 167 Above Head of Passes (AHP) report the following information.

Pre-storm (24 hours prior to landfall) / Post-storm (as soon as practicable):

  • Name and location of barge fleet to include MM and right descending or left descending bank.
  • Number of barges within the fleet, pre/post storm.

All reports should be submitted to the Sector New Orleans Facility Compliance Branch via email to: In the event of a known barge breakaway, the Sector New Orleans Command Center shall be notified immediately.

For additional information, contact the following:

Coast Guard Facility Compliance Branch phone: (504) 365-2370; e-mail:
Coast Guard Sector New Orleans Command Center:  (504) 365-2200

Captain of the Port New Orleans

For a current list of MSIBs in the COTP New Orleans Zone visit: under “Safety notifications”