Waterways Status – Lundi Gras- NEW ORLEANS, LA
The Lundi Gras festivities will be held in New Orleans, LA on February 24, 2020. As part of the celebrations, multiple events will be taking place on or adjacent to the Lower Mississippi River (LMR). In anticipation of these events, the U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port New Orleans, under the authority of the Ports and Waterways Safety Act, will be establishing the following safety and security zones:
Temporary Security Zone – February 24, 2020
The U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port New Orleans will enforce a temporary security zone from 2 p.m. through 7 p.m. on February 24, 2020 and will cover all navigable waters within 400-yards of the Left Descending Bank (LDB) between Mile Marker (MM) 94.4 and MM 95.1 Above Head of Passes (AHP), LMR, New Orleans, Louisiana.
All vessels are prohibited from entering the security zone unless they have been granted permission by the Captain of the Port New Orleans or a designated representative.
Temporary Safety Zone – February 24, 2020
The U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port New Orleans will enforce a temporary safety zone from 6 p.m. through 7 p.m. on February 24, 2020 between MM 94 and MM 95 AHP. This safety zone is needed to protect persons and vessels from the potential safety hazards associated with a fireworks display. 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. Only vessels participating in the fireworks display and predesignated vessels are permitted within the safety zone between 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. on February 24, 2020.
A U.S. Coast Guard vessel will be on scene for the duration of the events and may be contacted on VHF-FM Channel 16/67 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