Waterway Status – Temporary Safety Zone MM 94.5-95.5 AHP LMR

The U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port New Orleans, under the authority of the Ports and Waterways Safety Act, will activate a temporary safety zone as published in 33 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 165.845, on April 3, 2022. This safety zone will be implemented on the Lower Mississippi River, Above Head of Passes, between Mile Marker (MM) 94.5 to MM 95.5, in New Orleans, LA. This safety zone is needed to protect persons and vessels from the potential safety hazards associated with the March Madness Fireworks Display. This rule is effective on April 3, 2022 from 9:30 p.m. to 11 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 the on-scene U.S. Coast Guard vessel.

For additional information, contact the following:

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