The U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port New Orleans, under the authority of the Ports and Waterways Safety Act, will establish a safety zone on January 10, 2022, on the Lower Mississippi River, Above Head of Passes, between Mile Marker (MM) 94.3 to MM 95.3 in New Orleans, LA. This safety zone is needed to protect persons and vessels from the potential safety hazards associated with fireworks display. This rule is effective on January 10, 2022 from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. local time.

All vessels are prohibited from entering the safety zone unless they have been granted permission by the Captain of the Port New Orleans or designated representative. For the Safety Zone, the designated representative will be Vessel Traffic Center Lower Mississippi River. Only vessels participating in the fireworks display and pre-designated vessels are permitted within the safety zone after 8 p.m. on January 10, 2022.

For additional information, contact the following:

Waterways Management: (504) 365-2280 or
Vessel Traffic Service (24 Hour): (504) 365-2514 or VHF-FM channels 5A, 12, or 67
Sector New Orleans Command Center (24 hour): (504) 365-2545