Set Port Condition Normal

This Marine Safety Information Bulletin (MSIB) supersedes MSIB Volume XX, Issue 060 (Port Condition WHISKEY), 062 (Port Condition X-RAY), 064 (Port Condition YANKEE), and 065 (Port Condition ZULU).

Effective immediately on June 8, 2020, the Captain of the Port (COTP) New Orleans has reopened the Lower Mississippi River from Mile Marker (MM) 20 Below Head of Passes (BHP) to MM 303 Above Head of Passes (AHP).

For information on lock status, please visit or contact the following:

IHNC Lock: (504) 947-2606

Harvey Lock: (504) 366-5187

Port Allen Lock: (225) 344-8272

Bayou Sorrel Lock: (225) 659-2581

DOTD Bridges: (225) 659-2581


For most up to date information on floodgate status please visit Flood Protection Authority East website at:

For most up to date information on floodgate status please visit SLFPA West website at:

Although waterways are open to traffic, shoaling, storm debris, and other hazards may still exist. Mariners must be mindful of their vessel wake, as flooding conditions still exist in many communities near waterways. Aids to Navigation may also be damaged or missing. Mariners transiting the area should use caution, and report any Aids to Navigation damage or other waterways issues to VTS LMR via VHF-FM Channel 05A, 12, or 67, or via landline at (504) 365-2230.

For further information, contact:

Waterways Management: (504) 365-2280 Email address:
Sector New Orleans Command Center (24 hour): (504) 365-2200
Vessel Traffic Center (24 Hour): (504) 365-2230 or VHF-FM channels 67 or 12
Coast Guard District Eight Bridges: (504) 671-2128