1. 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 safety advisory is effective immediately with the following provisions:
  • 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.
  1. Report missing aids to navigation to the Sector New Orleans Command Center.
  2. This Marine Safety Information Bulletin supersedes Volume XXII, Issue 064, Low Water Safety Advisory: MM 167 to MM 303 AHP LMR (12’ and below).

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