As a result of the Baton Rouge gauge reading 16 feet and below, the COTP New Orleans has issued a Safety Advisory from Mile Marker (MM) 225 to MM 228.3, Lower Mississippi River (LMR). This advisory is effective Monday, July 04, 2022 at 6:00 a.m. The following are recommendations for the advisory:
- All towing vessels in the vicinity of College Town Light (MM 225 to MM 228.3) are advised to keep flat on the bank and provide a wide berth to deep-draft vessel traffic.
For further information, contact the following:
Coast Guard Sector New Orleans Command Center: (504) 365-2200
Coast Guard Sector New Orleans Waterways Management: (504) 365-2280
Coast Guard MSU Baton Rouge Waterways Management: (225) 298-5400 x230
Vessel Traffic Service Lower Mississippi River: (504) 365-2230, VHF FM Ch. 05A, 12, 67