The government dustpan dredge JADWIN completed dredging operations at Alhambra Crossing (Mile 191 Above Head of Passes [AHP]) this morning (Tuesday, June 2, 2020). The White Castle Anchorage (Mile 191.1 AHP to Mile 190.4 AHP) will be available for normal vessel usage beginning at 1200 hours today.
The JADWIN worked this first assignment of Fiscal Year 2020 at Alhambra Crossing from May 21 to June 2, 2020. The JADWIN is expected to commence dredging the central 250 feet of channel at Bayou Goula Crossing (Mile 198.2 AHP) later today.
The U.S. Coast Guard’s Vessel Traffic Service Lower Mississippi River (VTS LMR) implemented a VTS Measure documenting the closure of the anchorage while the JADWIN was working at Alhambra Crossing:
“This VTS Measure will remain in effect as long as the dredging operations are taking place at this location.”
The Coast Guard will issue the official notice removing the VTS Measure later today, the conditions allow the anchorage to reopen once dredging operations are completed.
The NOBRA and Federal Pilots will begin utilizing the White Castle Anchorage at 1200 hours today.