Safety Advisory – St. Alice Revetment Operations MM 163.8 RDB AHP LMR

The Captain of the Port New Orleans is issuing a safety advisory for the waters of the Lower Mississippi River from Mile Marker (MM) 162.8 Above Head of Passes (AHP) to MM 164.8 AHP.  This advisory is needed to protect persons and vessels from the potential safety hazards associated with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) revetment operations occurring along the right descending bank (RDB) near MM 163.8 AHP in vicinity of Brilliant Pt Light.  The revetment operations will be conducted on the following days:

*             Wednesday thru Sunday, January 8-12, 2020 from 6:00 AM – 7:00 PM local

During times of actual revetment work, the Mat Sinking Unit (MSU) will extend approximately 300-800′ channelward from the bank. At the conclusion of daily operations, the platform will be removed, and the channel will have no restriction at night.

Effective at 6:00 AM on Wednesday, January 08, 2020 until the revetment operations is completed, this advisory is in effect with the following provisions:

*             All vessels are prohibited from entering zone extending from MM 162.8 to MM 164.8 AHP LMR during the revetment operations.

Updates and/or changes will be disseminated via VTS email distribution and/or via Safety Broadcast Notice to Mariners.

For further information, contact:

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans Command Center: (504) 365-2200 Coast Guard Waterways Management: (504) 365-2280 Vessel Traffic Service Lower Mississippi River: (504) 365-2230, VHF FM Ch. 05A, 12, 67