Effective immediately on September 18, 2020, the Captain of the Port (COTP) New Orleans has set port condition NORMAL for the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) Alternate Route.  Vessel transits are permitted on the Alternate Route (refer to MSIB Vol XX Issue 087a for details).

All Aids to Navigation (ATON) discrepancies were either corrected or temporarily corrected.  The following virtual AIS signals are currently not being broadcast:

Light List Number    AID Name                  MMSI Number
11672.39                V-AIS 69                    993686021
11672.43                V-AIS 65                    993686020
11672.45                V-AIS 62                    993686019
11672.49                V-AIS 57                    993686018
11672.52                V-AIS 54                    993686017
11672.55                LT 50 (Destroyed)       993686016
11672.55                V-AIS 49                    993686015
11672.58                V-AIS 46                    993686014
11672.63                V-AIS 41                    993686013
11672.65                V-AIS 38                    993686012

Mariners using the GIWW Alternate Route should be aware of shoaling found in the vicinity of Buoy 22 (mile 1.7) in Baptiste Collette; refer to for the updated USACE survey of the area.

Mariners are reminded that the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal (IHNC) Lock and St. Claude Avenue Bridge are closed.

Although waterways are open to traffic, shoaling, storm debris, and other hazards may still exist.  Mariners transiting the area should use caution, and report any Aids to Navigation outages or other waterways issues to the Coast Guard.

Waterways Management: (504) 365-2280 Email address:
Sector New Orleans Command Center (24 hour): (504) 365-2200
Vessel Traffic Center (24 Hour): (504) 365-2514 or VHF-FM channels 5A, 12, or 67
Coast Guard District Eight Bridges: (504) 671-2128
National Response Center (24 Hour): 1-800-424-8802