Belmont Anchorage is re-opened without restrictions.

For awareness, an unmarked sunken coal barge remains in the area of Mile Marker (MM) 154.5 Above Head of Passes (AHP).

Updated sonar imagery suggests the barge is under the silt line, shows no sign of movement, and that there is approximately 60-65′ of clearance above the sunken barge to the waterline.

For additional information, contact VTS Lower Mississippi River at (504) 365-2514.