LAMA’s report on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Maintenance Forum meeting held via conference call this morning is here, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 and the corresponding agenda is here.


The Crescent Pilots have since today’s meeting implemented a reduced draft recommendation of 46 feet freshwater based on the channel conditions along this pipeline corridor as several vessels have reportedly touched bottom (shoaling) recently.”


“Per the Safe Navigation Committee of Louisiana state-commissioned river port pilots: Based on the current conditions, the maximum recommended freshwater draft is 46’ effective immediately.  Thanks.




Mark Nelson


Crescent River Port Pilots’ Association”


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