The Captain of the Port (COTP) Sector New Orleans has ordered the enforcement of the Hurricane Regulated Navigation Area (RNA) – East, described in Title 33 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 165.838 as follows:
• the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) from Mile Marker (MM) 22 East of Harvey Locks (EHL), west on the GIWW, including the Michoud Canal and the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal (IHNC), extending north ½ mile from the Seabrook Flood Gate Complex out into Lake Pontchartrain and south to the IHNC Lock
Vessels shall evacuate RNA-East by 2000 local time on June 6, 2020, when the IHNC Surge Barrier and Seabrook Floodgate Complex will be closed.
All vessels shall make immediate preparations to evacuate the RNA if not moored at a facility with an Annual Hurricane Operations Plan.
If unable to comply, vessels shall contact the Waterways Management Division at SecNOLA-WPM@uscg.mil or (504) 365-2280 with the mitigating efforts they will take while remaining within the RNA.
For additional information, contact the following:
Waterways Management: (504) 365-2280 Email address: SecNOLA-WPM@uscg.mil
Sector New Orleans Command Center (24 hour): (504) 365-2200
Vessel Traffic Center (24 Hour): (504) 365-2230 or VHF-FM channels 67 or 12
Coast Guard District Eight Bridges: (504) 671-2128
National Response Center (24 Hour): 1-800-424-8802