Effective 1000 hrs. August 4, 2019 Official Notice is attached.
RE: SOUTHWEST PASS, RECOMMENDED TRANSIT DRAFT
The Bar Pilots for the Port of New Orleans recommend that vessels transiting Southwest Pass from the Sea Buoy (Entrance Lighted Whistle Buoy “SW”) to Mile 1.5 above Head of Passes should not have a deep draft in fresh water greater than Forty-Four feet (44 feet).
This draft recommendation, which may be increased or decreased at anytime as conditions warrant, becomes effective at 1000 hours CST on August 04, 2019.
Nothing in the recommendations should be construed as limiting a pilot inthe exercise of their judgment.