The Captain of the Port (COTP) Sector New Orleans has ordered the enforcement of the Hurricane Regulated Navigation Area (RNA) – West, described in Title 33 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 165.838 as follows:

• Harvey Canal from the LaPalco Bridge south to the confluence of the Harvey and Algiers Canals, and the Algiers Canal from the Algiers Lock south to the confluence of the Harvey and Algiers Canal

Vessels shall evacuate RNA-West by 1600 local time on June 7, 2020, when the West Closure Complex will be closed.  All vessels evacuating into the Lower Mississippi River must check with the New Orleans Vessel Traffic Center at (504) 365-2230 or VHF-FM channels 67 or 12.

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 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:
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