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Citing ‘rapidly evolving maritime threats to the State of Louisiana,’ the NOBRA Board of Examiners have issued the following provision:
Any vessel operating within the NOBRA route (i.e. MM 88 AHP through 234 AHP) identified as a High Interest Vessel (“HIV”) by any federal authority, state authority
and/or the Board of Examiners at a minimum, shall only operate under the following conditions:
A. Two pilots working simultaneously as a team; and
B. Daylight only operations. (See Note 1.)
Note 1. A vessel underway prior to the expiration of daylight encountering the expiration of daylight or other unexpected overriding river condition may continue to
its intended destination or a safe alternative destination as determined by the pilot assigned to the respective vessel.
All efforts shall be made by the pilot to minimize night time vessel transit.