The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Captain of the Port New Orleans, under the authority of the Ports and Waterways Safety Act, has established multiple safety zones within the Captain of the Port New Orleans area of responsibility. These safety zones are needed to protect persons and vessels from the hazards associated with Entergy Electrical Transmission Line Rebuild project in vicinity of Jean Lafitte, LA, Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) Mile Marker (MM) 15 west of Harvey Lock (WHL).  Below are the locations of established safety zones around each tower that will be enforced from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on July 22, 2023:

  1. Tower # 286

Location: 1500-feet radius around tower at 29°44’22.06″N, 90° 8’40.96″W

  1. Tower # 287

                     Location: 1500-feet radius around tower at 29°44’29.72″N, 90° 8’33.25″W

  1. Tower # 288

       Location: 1500-feet radius around tower at 29°44’34.58″N, 90° 8’28.39″W

All vessels are prohibited from entering these safety zones unless granted permission by the Captain of the Port New Orleans or designated representative. The designated representative is the on-scene Contact Pilot onboard the crew boat CLAYCLAY and may be contacted on VHF-FM Channel 13.

Tyler Judice is the Project Manager on site and can be reached at (337) 780-2042.

This project is part of a three-day operation involving additional closures in COTP Houma zone in vicinity of GIWW MM 23.2 WHL and Clovelly Farms: see MSIB 024-23 posted on Homeport at or contact Marine Safety Unit Houma Waterways Management at (985) 665-2449.

Any updates or changes will be disseminated via Safety Broadcast Notice to Mariners.

For additional information, contact the following:

Sector New Orleans Command Center (24 hours): (504) 365-2545

Sector New Orleans Waterways Management: (504) 365-2280 or

Marine Safety Unit Houma Waterways Management: (985) 665-2449