The Big River Coalition has confirmed that the revetment operations at the Poydras location have been completed.
The equipment is moving upriver and it appears that Lower Nine Mile Point Anchorage is being reopened.
The U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Information Bulletin (MSIB) XX-118a details that the anchorage would be reopened when the revetment operations were completed.
The MSIB documented the required transit restrictions for the revetment operations at Poydras, please note the sections below that has been underlined for emphasis.
The MSIB details the that Lower Nine Mile Point Anchorage will not be available for vessel usage from November 8, 2020 until the revetment operations are completed. The transit restrictions included in the attached MSIB are reproduced below.
Effective at 6:00 AM on November 08, 2020 and continuing until the revetment work at Poydras location is completed, vessels shall not anchor within the Lower 9 Mile Point Anchorage (MM 83 to MM 85 AHP) as this area is needed for the staging of the USACE quarters barge and other revetment equipment.
Effective at 6:00 AM on November 09, 2020 and continuing until the revetment work at Poydras location is completed, this safety advisory is in effect with the following provisions:
- All vessels are restricted to one-way traffic from MM 83.8 to MM 85.8 AHP LMR during the revetment operations listed above.
- All vessels shall transit at slowest safe speed to minimize wake and proceed with caution.
- All vessels shall contact the USACE on-scene pilots stationed on the M/V HARRISON or MN
WILLIAM JAMES via VHF-FM Channels 67 or 82 to make passing arrangements.