The government dustpan dredge WALLACE McGEORGE is expected to commence dredging operations at Alhambra Crossing (Mile 191 Above Head of Passes [AHP]) on Thursday, August 8, 2019. The White Castle Anchorage (Mile 191.1 AHP to Mile 190.4 AHP) will be off limits for vessel usage while the WALLACE Mc GEORGE is working at this location. The NOBRA and Federal Pilots intend to have the White Castle Anchorage cleared of vessels by 0800 hours on Thursday, August 8, 2019 and to keep it clear until dredging operations are completed.
This assignment is expected to last approximately three to four weeks and the White Castle Anchorage will remain off limits until the assignment at Alhambra Crossing is completed. Surveys at Alhambra and experience with the dredging operations should allow a better estimate for the length of the closure by early next week.
The closure of the White Castle Anchorage is done to promote navigational safety for the dustpan dredges and vessels transiting this reach of the Ship Channel.