The BAR and CRPPA PIlots have increased their maximum recommended freshwater draft to 42’.

A one-way traffic restriction between MM 1.5 to 4.5 is still in place for two vessels of 41’ draft or greater.

See attached.

Forwarding correspondence between the Safe Navigation Committee and CRPPA:

Safe Navigaton Recommendations:

-42’ft maximum draft.
-One way with two vessels of 41’ft or greater between mile 1.5 to 4.5 .


Nathan Ankersen
Chief Operating Officer
Crescent River Port Pilots’ Association

BAR Pilots

Good morning!
We will be increasing the recommended transit draft in Southwest pass this morning the 42 feet. Please let us know what vessels are available to proceed Inbound or outbound on to the new recommend a draft.
All the best, Michael