- Channel remains open – Extreme caution/Minimum safe speed.
- The M/V SARAH PAIGE will be on-scene for the duration and may be contacted on VHF-FM Channel 67 or 88A.
Waterway Status – Salvage Operations – MM 94.5 – 95.5 AHP
Effective immediately, the U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port New Orleans advises mariners to use extreme caution and transit at minimum safe speed while transiting between Mile Marker (MM) 94.5 and 95.5 Above Head of Passes (AHP), Right Descending Bank (RDB), to facilitate the safe salvage of a sunken barge in the vicinity of the Zito Algiers Fleet. Salvage operations are estimated to continue for approximately two weeks.
The M/V SARAH PAIGE will be on-scene for the duration and may be contacted on VHF-FM Channel 67 or 88A. Any updates to the salvage operations will be communicated via Safety Broadcast Notice to Mariners.
For additional information, contact the following:
Coast Guard Sector New Orleans Command Center: (504) 365-2200
Coast Guard Waterways Management: (504) 365-2280
Coast Guard Vessel Traffic Center Lower Mississippi River: (504) 365-2230
CAPTAIN K. M. LUTTRELL
Captain of the Port New Orleans
For a current list of MSIBs in the COTP New Orleans Zone visit: https://homeport.uscg.mil/port-directory/new-orleans under “SafetyNotifications”