Waterways Status – Temporary Safety Zone MM 94 – 95 AHP LMR

The U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port New Orleans, under the authority of the Ports and Waterways Safety Act, will enforce a temporary safety zone as published in 33 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 165.845. This safety zone will be implemented on the Lower Mississippi River between Mile Marker (MM) 96.7 and MM 95.7 Above Head of Passes (AHP) and is needed to protect persons and vessels from the potential safety hazards associated with the “Dairy Queen Corporate Event” fireworks display. This rule is effective on January 18, 2020, from 9:15 p.m. until 10:15 p.m. local time.

All vessels are prohibited from entering the safety zone unless they have been granted permission by the Captain of the Port New Orleans or a designated representative, the Vessel Traffic Service Lower Mississippi River in this instance. Only vessels participating in the fireworks display and predesignated vessels are permitted within the safety zone between 9:15 p.m. until 10:15 p.m. on January 18, 2020.

A U.S. Coast Guard vessel will be on scene for the duration of the event and may be contacted on VHF-FM Channel 16 in the event of an emergency.

For further information, contact:

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans Command Center: (504) 365-2544 or 2209
Coast Guard Waterways Management: (504) 365-2280
Vessel Traffic Service Lower Mississippi River: (504) 365-2230, VHF FM Ch. 05A, 12, 67