As of 1000 local today, August 16, 2019, the draft at Southwest Pass has been increased to 45 feet. Documentation 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 shotild not have a deep draft in fresh water greater than Forty-Five feet (45 feet).
This draft recommendation, which may be increased or decreased at any time as conditions warrant, becomes effective at 1000 hours CST on August 16, 2019.
Nothing in the recommendations should be construethasOlimiting a pilot in the exercise of their judgment.