The Captain of the Port New Orleans has agreed to industry’s request to allow 20 barge tows with tugs of 6000 – 6400 HP to transit around Wilkinson Point with the following conditions:

  • Contact VTS supervisor, who will contact TAV on-scene and consider waterway/environmental/meteorological circumstances
  • Tug/tow WILL utilize TAV assistance
  • VTS Supervisor has the discretion to reject the transit if conditions warrant in the Supervisor’s opinion (after speaking with operator and TAV)

This is a specific allowance for 20 barge tows with tugs of 6000 – 6400 HP. For further information, contact VTS-LMR (24 hours) at (504) 365-2230, VHF-FM Ch 05A, 11, or 12.