The industry dustpan dredge WALLACE McGEORGE is expected commence dredging operations at Alhambra Crossing (Mile 190.5 Above Head of Passes [AHP]) tomorrow morning Tuesday, May 23, 2023.  The White Castle Anchorage (Mile 191.1 AHP to Mile 190.4 AHP) will be unavailable for vessel usage while the WALLACE McGEORGE is dredging at Alhambra Crossing.

SCHEDULED CLOSURE OF WHITE CASTLE ANCHORAGE: Beginning at 0900 hours May 23, 2023.

The White Castle Anchorage will be off limits for vessel usage by the NOBRA and Federal Pilots beginning tomorrow morning (Tuesday, May 23, 2023) as the WALLACE McGEORGE begins dredging operations at Alhambra Crossing. Historical closures of the White Castle Anchorage to accommodate dredging operations typically last two weeks (approximately) and are conducted to  promote navigational safety for the dustpan dredges and vessels transiting this reach of the Ship Channel.